This blog is not based on Wordpress, and I (naively) thought I got under the radar of the big spam bots. But last week they found me, and hammered my blog with thousands of comments.
As the number of stocks in my portfolio is increasing I'm spending more and more time on tracking the expected dividends. So I thought why not write a web crawler that does this job for me?
Yahoo has a great technology called Yahoo! Query Language (abbr. YQL) which enables you to structure dynamic data from websites and perform queries on that data just as you would within a database. In this post I will illustrate how I use YQL to display stock quotes on this blog.