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yboss

yboss is a ruby library for the Yahoo BOSS API (developer.yahoo.com/boss/search/)

Usage

Configuration

require 'yboss'

YBoss::Config.instance.oauth_key = 'your consumer_key here'
YBoss::Config.instance.oauth_secret = 'your consumer_secret here'

# in case you need to use a proxy
#
YBoss::Config.instance.proxy = 'http://your.proxy-address.com:3128/'

Parameters

You may use the same parameter names that are documented in the Boss API Guide at developer.yahoo.com/boss/search/boss_api_guide/.

The web search service

res = YBoss.web('q' => 'tuscany')

res.responsecode
> 200
res.start
> 0
res.count
> 20
res.totalresults
> 576

res.items.each do |i|
  puts "#{i.url}: #{i.title}, #{i.abstract}"
  puts "   date: #{i.date}"
  puts "   clickurl: #{i.clickurl}"
  puts "   dispurl: #{i.dispurl}"
end

The limitedweb search service

res = YBoss.limitedweb('q' => 'tuscany')

The result has the same methods as the web result

The image search service

res = YBoss.images('q' => 'ford mustang')

res.responsecode
> 200
res.start
> 0
res.count
> 35
res.totalresults
> 19400

res.items.each do |i|
  puts "#{i.url}: #{i.title} (#{i.size}, #{i.format})"
  puts "   size: #{i.width}x#{i.height}"
  puts "   clickurl: #{i.clickurl}"
  puts "   refererclickurl: #{i.refererclickurl}"
  puts "   refererurl: #{i.refererurl}"
  puts "   thumbnailheight: #{i.thumbnailheight}"
  puts "   thumbnailurl: #{i.thumbnailurl}"
end

The news search service

res = YBoss.news('q' => 'Mercedes Benz')

res.responsecode
> 200
res.start
> 0
res.count
> 50
res.totalresults
> 492

res.items.each do |i|
  puts "#{i.url}: #{i.title}"
  puts "   abstract: #{i.abstract}"
  puts "   clickurl: #{i.clickurl}"
  puts "   language: #{i.language}"
  puts "   date: #{Time.at(i.date)}"
  puts "   source: #{i.source}"
  puts "   sourceurl: #{i.sourceurl}"
end

The blog search service

res = YBoss.blogs('q' => 'Mercedes Benz')

res.responsecode
> 200
res.start
> 0
res.count
> 20
res.totalresults
> 17016

res.items.each do |i|
  puts "#{i.dispurl}: #{i.title}"
  puts "   abstract: #{i.abstract}"
  puts "   clickurl: #{i.clickurl}"
  puts "   keyterms: #{i.keyterms}"
  puts "   date: #{i.date}"
  puts "   author: #{i.author}"
  puts "   icon: #{i.icon}"
  puts "   score: #{i.score}"
end

The spelling service

res = YBoss.spelling('q' => 'gruffaloe')

res.responsecode
> 200
res.start
> 0
res.count
> 1
res.totalresults
> 1

res.items.each do |i|
   puts i.suggestion
end

The related [also try] service

res = YBoss.related('q' => 'gruffalo')

res.responsecode
> 200
res.start
> 0
res.count
> 4
res.totalresults
> 4

res.items.each do |i|
   puts i.suggestion
end

Contributing to yboss

  • Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet.

  • Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it.

  • Fork the project.

  • Start a feature/bugfix branch.

  • Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution.

  • Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.

  • Please try not to mess with the Rakefile, version, or history. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.

Copyright

Copyright © 2013 Tobias Begalke. See LICENSE.txt for further details.

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