Yahoo! Maps Mashups
By Charles Freedman
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: May 2007
Pages: 353

Your development world is about to greatly expand because of thenew wave of Yahoo! Maps APIs. Written by Charles Freedman, a seniorFlash developer at Yahoo!, this book provides you with all theinformation you'll need to know about these APIs in order to buildamazing map mashups. You'll find in-depth coverage of Yahoo!mapping tools and technologies and a variety of techniques forworking with the APIs.

Yahoo! Maps Mashups explores each API flavor, guiding youthrough the simple yet comprehensive sets of API calls. This willhelp you gain a strong understanding of the capabilities of eachmap technology through its respective API. Freedman also uses eachAPI's uniqueness to explore the basic and advanced set of APImethods, classes, and events. With this information, you'll be ableto download, install, and develop mashups with one or all of theYahoo! Maps APIs.

What you will learn from this book

  • All about each Yahoo! Maps API and the technology that drivesit
  • How to build mashups featuring popular web services likeFlickr; Hot Jobs; Yahoo! Travel; local, real-time traffic; andvideo
  • How to easily adapt from Ajax to the JS-Flash API
  • Techniques for building Flex 2 mashups by using the AS-FlashAPI
  • How to use map features such as panning and zooming, markers,overlays, and geocoding

Who this book is for

This book is for Web developers who have some experience withlanguages and technologies such as HTML, JavaScript/Ajax, XML, orFlash/ActionScript. Everything in the book is explained in detailalong with source code, which makes this a useful resourceregardless of your experience level.

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