Content syndication, already hot, is getting hotter. Few people understand it as well as Dave Johnson, creator of the open source Roller blogware package. With his help, you won't just master RSS, Atom, and related technologies: You'll apply them in a remarkably broad spectrum of applications.
It's amazing how up-to-date this book is. Johnson doesn't just cover Atom 1.0 and RSS 2.0; he also illuminates ROME, the fast-evolving open source utilities that simplify content syndication from Java. There's even a full chapter on Microsoft's Windows RSS platform for Vista and IE7. These tools have barely been announced, yet Johnson's benn hard at work exploring them, finding bugs, and testing solutions.
Like Manning's other In Action books, this one teaches through examples: more than a dozen applications in all, from community aggregators and email-to-blog gateways to a complete, easy-to-reuse blog client library. Bill Camarda, from the May 2006 Read Only