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To understand what we’re doing here, you may want to read my introduction to using YQL and Feed43 to create custom RSS feeds. I wanted to pull multiple unconnected elements from a webpage to make an RSS feed, but every example I’d seen recently only used xpath to get one element from the page. The […]

I’m going to illustrate a use of the previously posted Steam YQL Open Table. We’re going to create an RSS feed that has the content of this page about Braid. Here’s the result: Braid news. YQL First, we get the appid of Braid, which from the url is 26800. Then, we put the following query […]

Steam YQL Open Table

March 6th, 2011

On a whim, I decided to make a YQL Open Table for the Steam Web API. It was fairly simple given my previous experience with creating YQL tables. This means you can pull data from Steam using YQL, and combine it with all of the other functionality in YQL. I’ve put them on github and […]

Steam sales via feed43

March 5th, 2011

This is a sequel to my article introducing feed43. I decided that I wanted to make an RSS feed that showed sales on Steam, as some of them are amazing and I can’t be bothered to go checking the Steam store every weekend. If you want to skip the explanation, here’s the feed: Steam Sales.

RSS Hacking with Feed43 and YQL

February 26th, 2011

My most recent project has been using certain free tools to create RSS feeds. I’m an avid user of Google Reader (since 2007 I’ve read something like 133k items) and I (for example) don’t want to open a page just to view an image when it, or have to manually go to a website that […]

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