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Beginning with an introduction to all the current and coming versions of RSS and Atom, you'll go step by step through the process of producing, aggregating, and storing information feeds. When you're finished, you'll be able to produce client software and Web sites that create, manipulate, aggregate, and display information feeds effectively.
"This book is full of practical advice and tips for consuming, producing, and manipulating information feeds. I only wish I had a book like this when I started writing RSS Bandit." - Dare Obasanjo, RSS Bandit creator: http://www.rssbandit.org/
Foreword by Dare Obasanjo.
Foreword by Greg Reinacker.
Part I: Understanding the Issues and Taking Control.
Chapter 1: Managing the Flow of Information: A Crucial Skill.
Chapter 2: Where Did Information Feeds Start?
Chapter 3: The Content Provider Viewpoint.
Chapter 4: The Content Recipient Viewpoint.
Chapter 5: Storing, Retrieving, and Exporting Information.
Part II: The Technologies.
Chapter 6: Essentials of XML.
Chapter 7: Atom 0.3.
Chapter 8: RSS 0.91 and RSS 0.92.
Chapter 9: RSS 1.0.
Chapter 10: RSS 1.0 Modules.
Chapter 11: RDF: The Resource Description Framework.
Chapter 12: RSS 2.0: Really Simple Syndication.
Chapter 13: Looking Forward to Atom 1.0.
Part III: The Tools.
Chapter 14: Feed Production Using Blogging Tools.
Chapter 15: Aggregators and Similar Tools.
Chapter 16: Long-Term Storage of Information.
Chapter 17: Online Tools.
Chapter 18: Language-Specific Developer Tools.
Part IV: The Tasks.
Chapter 19: Systematic Overview.
Chapter 20: Modeling Feed Data.
Chapter 21: Storing Feed Data.
Chapter 22: Consuming Feeds.
Chapter 23: Parsing Feeds.
Chapter 24: Producing Feeds.
Chapter 25: Queries and Transformations.
Chapter 26: The Blogging Client.
Chapter 27: Building Your Own Planet.
Chapter 28: Building a Desktop Aggregator.
Chapter 29: Social Syndication.
Chapter 30: Additional Content.
Chapter 31: Loose Ends, Loosely Coupled.
Chapter 32: What Lies Ahead in Information Management.
Appendix A: Answers to Exercises.
Appendix B: Useful Online Resources.
Appendix C: Glossary.