If you don't know what Pipes is, here is a snippet from their homepage:
Pipes is a powerful composition tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web.
If you don't know what YAHOO.util.Get is, here is a snippet from it's homepage:
The Get Utility provides a mechanism for attaching script and css resources Ã¢â‚¬â€ including cross-domain resources Ã¢â‚¬â€ to the DOM after the page has loaded.
Basically Pipes allows us to take data from different sources, mash them up and spit them out as a combined data stream. One of the best parts of this, is that you can have Pipes render your data in JSON format. And we all know that JSON is a really nice way to get data into a webpage.. However, if we combine this awesome tool with the new Get Utility included in the latest YUI release, we get do some kewl stuff :D
I have whipped up a couple of simple examples using 2 different pipes and a couple of YUI controls..
Doing a little JS/CSS mojo, we get something like this.
In the second example, I have used this pipe. This pipe will grab a Yahoo! news feed and convert it to a JSON object that we can parse. I built this example to populate a TabView Control with the news data without a server side proxy..
Now these are some really simple examples that I built in about a half an hour, but I hope you can see the potential here for some really kewl projects..