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Mapper for serializing XML ElementTree with SQLAlchemy

This morning I've been working out how to configure a SQLAlchemy mapper to enable me to store an XML blob to relational databases.  Storing the XML element is a bit of  hack right now; ultimately, I want to map all the relevant pieces of the XML to appropriate Python object attributes.  But until I figure […]

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LinkedIn API: First steps using Python

My enthusiasm  for LinkedIn increased dramatically once I learned that LinkedIn had opened up its API to the public at large.  What is still unclear to me is how much the API allows one to get data in and out LinkedIn.   One of the best ways to find out:  dive in and see what […]

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Two reviews of my book

Yesterday, I was very pleased to read Ralph LeVan's review in Ariadne (Issue 57): I can’t imagine a more comprehensive book on mashups. This book would make a great textbook for a class on the topic. If you are a developer of mashups, this book must be in your reference library. However, if you’re looking […]


My talk at the Library of Congress

The talk I gave recently at the Library of Congress on web 2.0 mashups might be of interest to you all. The recording of the talk is available now from the LC site: I tried not to be to be too technical while working in some technical details on the side for those in […]

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How to download code for this book

For those of you who have tried to download code for the book but haven't been able to find the download, there are currently two places you can download the code for the examples in the book. First, you can download it from Alternatively, you can go to Apress, the publisher. That is, […]

Notelets for 2008.05.20

AIM announces winners of the Open AIM Developer Challenge. Some coverage: AOL Announces Open AIM Dev Contest Winners – ReadWriteWeb AOL gives out $100,000 in prizes to AIM plugin coders – Download Squad OUseful Info: An OpenLibrary API Handshake With Yahoo Pipes cf my PW post (Open Library API: Cataloging 13 Million Books) BTW, I […]

My interview with Jon Udell: "Working with Data Sources"

I'm pleased to announce that my first book interview is now online: Working with Data Sources, part of Jon Udell's Interviews With Innovators. I was excited and a bit nervous talking to Jon over the phone, someone whose work I've admired for years. Undoubtedly, I was pleased with his take on my book: The book […]

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My book sighted at the UC Berkeley bookstore

My book sighted at the UC Berkeley bookstore Originally uploaded by Raymond Yee This is the first time I actually saw my book at a in-real-life brick & mortar bookstore, specifically the UC Berkeley ASUC bookstore. Needless to say, I was pretty psyched!

I taught the Intro to Mashups at Mashup University

Raymond Yee teachs Intro to Mashups at Mashup University Originally uploaded by dberlind Yesterday, I led two sessions at Mashup University (part of Mashup Camp #6), held in Mountain View, CA: Mashup 101: Getting Oriented to the World of Mashups This session will help you to understand what will be happening at Mashup University and […]

The text from the book is now available

While I work on converting the book from QuarkXPress into HTML and XML, I've posted the text of book (in the form of pdfs).    For instance, you can now read the Introduction or Chapter 1 on "Learning from Mashups".