About the Author

author photo

Adam Trachtenberg is the Director of the LinkedIn Developer Network, where he oversees developer relations and marketing for the LinkedIn Platform. Before LinkedIn, Adam worked at eBay in platform product management and marketing. Even earlier, he co-founded Student.Com and TVGrid.com. Adam is the author of PHP Cookbook and Upgrading to PHP 5. He lives in San Francisco.

See All Posts by This Author

Yahoo! Search Web Services

Yahoo! Search has just launched a Web service:


You can search five databases: web, local, news, image, and video.

It’s completely free to use for all personal and non-commercial projects and it’s totally REST-based. No SOAP.

There’s an SDK. It’s released as open source under the BSD license.


There are examples in all the major languages: Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, and Python.

They’re hosting applications on a Wiki:


So far, there’s a Firefox Sidebar and an Image search application.

More links and information:

Comments are closed.