One of my first major tasks as a prototyper for Skills Development Scotland, was a project to help redesign their Industry pages. I initially was just doing some proof of concept things, then as time went on my involvement went deeper. Yahoo Pipes was something my boss pitched to me that he wanted included, in place of the interactive map they had at the time. The intent was to use pipes to pull in jobs from various locations.
To get things functional in the back end of Drupal, development was passed over to ATOS to handle this. The end result of the page was 90% of my work being included on the live site. The scrollable job feed is powered by yahoo pipes, jCarousellite and a little PHP. To minimize on including extra plugins, all the show/hide/slide features were built by myself.