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April 24, 2008

Google, Search, Flex

Filed under: api, dev, flex, google, search, tool, yahoo — michaelangela @ 10:05 pm

Oooooh sweet. According to this article, Yahoo’s search API is still more “developer friendly”. Either way, having them available is quite cool.

Google Search REST API

More than one year after Google discontinued the SOAP Search API, it finally got a proper replacement. The AJAX Search API can now be used from any Web application, not just in JavaScript. The other two Google AJAX APIs for feeds and translations were updated for non-AJAX use, as well.

“For
Flash developers, and those developers that have a need to access the
AJAX Search API from other Non-Javascript environments, the API exposes
a simple RESTful interface. In all cases, the method supported is GET
and the response format is a JSON encoded result set with embedded status codes.”

“Using
the APIs from your Flash or Server Side framework couldn’t be simpler.
If you know how to make an http request, and how to process a JSON
response, you are in business,” says Mark Lucovsky. Here’s a simple example for web search:
http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/services/search/web?v=1.0&q=Earth%20Day

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