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Unified YQL Console

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Introducing the new Unified YQL Console.

Unified YQL Console

This new release combines YQL developer tools under a shared header. The YQL Console and YQL Editor are now updated with a new look and feel, easier navigation to these complementing products and some new features.

YQL Console

The YQL Console has been refreshed with a new look and feel that will unify the looks of the Console and the YQL Table Editor.

We’ve made a slight adjustment to the layout in order to make it easier for developers to get working right away. The list of tables, which originally sat in the bottom-right corner, was moved over to occupy the entire left-hand side, since this is where most developers start with the console. In addition, this change gives developers a lot more space to browse and try out the different tables.

With the new console, we’ll remember how you customized the console so you can start working even faster the next time you’re back. For example, if you prefer to work with JSON over XML and have both sidebars closed, you will get this layout every time you load the
console.

Last, but not least, there have been several improvements to performance. The tables index and search data is now cached server-side, which means you can work and search
tables faster.

YQL Table Editor

The YQL Editor was rebuilt using the YUI3 Apps Framework and now allows you to
dynamically save, load, and delete your data (versus a full page reload).

We’ve also upgraded our CodeMirror library to a newer version and added two
plugins to help developers write their YQL tables.

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These plugins will close XML tags automatically and suggest tags and attributes based on the official YQL table schema. Like the Console, the editor features some basic state persistence including a backup of your data in the event your browser crashes.