Building a platform from open source at Yahoo!

Dustin Whittle (13.Jun.2009 at 02:00)
Talk at Dutch PHP Conference 2009 (English - US)

Rating: 4 of 5

Building a platform from open source at Yahoo!

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Rating: 4 of 5

14.Jun.2009 at 01:21 by Walter Hop (9 comments)

I hadn't read what this talk would be about, but I generally like what Yahoo is doing with tools, services and open source (we're a heavy user of YUI and Yslow) so I checked it out and I'm glad I did. It had a good introduction to some interesting tools and services that were new to me and I've already sent out some pointers to our 'front-end' guys. At the same time it is always refreshing to hear how other 'shops' create and run their web projects and the speaker did a good job of mashing up these topics with humor.

Rating: 4 of 5

15.Jun.2009 at 10:25 by Miha Hribar (10 comments)

I'm glad I attended this talk. Dustin showed some very nice things they are doing at Yahoo! and helped me confirm that I'm doing stuff with the right tools. Shame this was only a one hour session. I've been using Firebug and YSlow for ages now, just never figured to check some of the other stuff Yahoo! does, until now. Thanks Dustin!

Rating: 4 of 5

15.Jun.2009 at 13:15 by Stefan Koopmanschap (392 comments)

Since I am already quite familiar with symfony and it's ways, the part about why Y! adopted symfony was less interesting. I was amazed by the amount of free data API's that are there, and will dig into those soon.

Overall, the information was very well-presented. This timeslot was the hardest choice for me, and I am very happy with my choice to see Dustin speak.

Rating: 4 of 5

15.Jun.2009 at 20:48 by Rick Walker (15 comments)

Wow! Pretty amazed also at the amount of API's now offered by Y! Will definitely be checking that out more in the coming weeks.

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