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From David Pollak <feeder.of.the.be...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ESME API via YQL
Date Tue, 08 Sep 2009 13:29:14 GMT
very cool!

On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 3:06 PM, Ethan Jewett <esjewett@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> This is a heads up that the YQL (http://developer.yahoo.com/yql/)
> wrapper for the ESME API is starting to take shape. The structure of
> the YQL abstraction mirrors the conceptual API design on the cwiki
> wherever possible
> (http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/ESME/API+2.0+-+Design).
>
> The Open data tables definitions are available at
> http://github.com/esjewett/yql-tables/tree/master under the "esme"
> folder.
>
> To quickly get it working, take the following steps:
>
> 1. Set up a token on the Stax deployment at
> http://esmecloudserverapache.dickhirsch.staxapps.net/
> 2. Go to the YQL console at http://developer.yahoo.com/yql/console/
> 3. Paste the following into the console to set up a session where
> "token_value" is your token:
>
> use "
> http://github.com/esjewett/yql-tables/raw/9a9071d92ad6d7b6908703c05acbf3cb3e5ea45b/esme/esme.sessions.xml
> ";
> insert into esme.sessions (esme_api_endpoint,token) VALUES
> ("http://esmecloudserverapache.dickhirsch.staxapps.net/api/
> ","token_value")
>
> 4. Copy the session cookie out of the result. It looks something like
> the following and is between XML tags "<set-cookie>" and
> "</set-cookie>".
>
> JSESSIONID=BF04121669016B36B6FD9; Path=/
>
> 5. Paste the following into the console to grab a list of all
> messages, replacing "cookie_value" with the session cookie you copied
> in step 4:
>
> use "
> http://github.com/esjewett/yql-tables/raw/9a9071d92ad6d7b6908703c05acbf3cb3e5ea45b/esme/esme.messages.xml
> ";
> select * from esme.messages WHERE
> esme_api_endpoint="
> http://esmecloudserverapache.dickhirsch.staxapps.net/api"
> AND cookie="cookie_value"
>
>
>
> Some notes:
>
> 1. This will work with any API endpoint.
> 2. The open data table files contain examples of all functions. It
> supports setting and destroying sessions, listing and sending message,
> listing all users, listing followers, listing followed, and following.
> 3. Unfollowing is mysteriously not working (it is timing out after
> 30000 ms). I'd love it if someone knew why this was happening, but
> otherwise I'll investigate further myself.
> 4. I'll be adding other API functions as I am able.
> 5. This is more of a conceptual exercise than anything else. I don't
> anticipate that it will significantly increase the usability of the
> API for developers, but it does expose a sort of command-line access
> to the API to more casual developers.
>
>
>
> Enjoy!
>
> Ethan
>



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