Under the Covers (and Across the Pond) with Yahoo! Bookmarks

  • Posted November 8th, 2006 at 2:49 pm by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Bookmarks

A couple of weeks ago, we announced the beta of the new Yahoo! Bookmarks. Since then, we’ve added support for 16 international properties, including Taiwan and Germany, giving you the the power of online bookmarks with the convenience of local language: Fantastico.

We also wanted to chime in about our use of symfony to build the new Bookmarks. Michael Salisbury, one of the technical Yahoo!’s on this project, spoke with the symfony folks and his remarks are written up over there. symfony is an open source PHP web framework that aims to speed up the creation and maintenance of web applications and we chose it because it really worked for what we needed. As Michael noted, the configurability of symfony made it possible not only to translate the interface, but also to customize features for various countries and localize the application completely.

Stay tuned for more updates coming soon. If you are trying out Bookmarks, please do leave us a comment to let us know how its going.

Thanks!
Tom Chi
Yahoo! Bookmarks

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