Review of Yahoo developer network

Yahoo Developer Network

Director: Chad Dickerson
Members: 1066

Top 3 good things:

  • Yahoo Developer Network offers web services and APIs that make it easy for developers to build applications and mashups that integrate data sources in new ways, making the web a more useful & fun place for everyone. Mashups take content from one application and merge them with another, often to a startlingly cool effect
  • Yahoo HotJobs RSS feed enables you to get HotJobs search results as an RSS feed: you can then save those results in My Yahoo! or your favorite feed aggregator, or incorporate that data into your own website or client application
  • A suggestion box is provided: this is a great way for developers to post questions, enhancement requests, bug reports or any other feedback items pertaining to the Developer network

Top 3 things to improve:

  • Jobs are listed as RSS feeds. It would be good to also list them in a way that everyone can read and understand instead of having to figure out how to send the RSS request and how to decipher the RSS Response
  • Success stories & testimonials could be listed in the community area. This would make it possible for developers to look at other products & find ways to achieve similar success with their products
  • Like I’ve commented before in my blogs, more tracking statistics like page hits, downloads, community & site ranking would make it possible to measure the success of the community