I got to try out the newly released Yahoo API
. Yahoo's move to open
up its services to developers is a good news. But specifically I want to
applaud them for designing a very developer friendly interface.
Registering an application ID a breeze (and it doesn't seems to be
mandatory for a quick experiment). They have the sensibility to use REST
services over SOAP. It takes me 2 minutes using the web browser and text
editor to experiment with their services and come out with a good
understanding of what it can do. All these can be done without
specialized tools required by SOAP. Google should have go this way in
the first place.