RSS and Atom in Action: Web 2.0 Building Blocks

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RSS and Atom in Action is organized into two parts. The first part introduces the blog technologies of news feed formats and publishing protocols-the building blocks. The second part shows how to put to those blocks together to assemble interesting and useful blog applications. In keeping with the behind Manning's "In Action" series, this book shows the reader, through numerous examples in Java and C#, how to parse Atom and RSS format newsfeeds, how to generate valid newsfeeds and serve them efficiently, and how ...

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Overview

RSS and Atom in Action is organized into two parts. The first part introduces the blog technologies of news feed formats and publishing protocols-the building blocks. The second part shows how to put to those blocks together to assemble interesting and useful blog applications. In keeping with the behind Manning's "In Action" series, this book shows the reader, through numerous examples in Java and C#, how to parse Atom and RSS format newsfeeds, how to generate valid newsfeeds and serve them efficiently, and how to automate blogging via web services based on the new Atom protocol and the older MetaWeblog API. The book also shows how to develop a complete blog client library that readers can use in their own applications. The second half of the book is devoted to a dozen blog apps-small but immediately useful example applications such as a community aggregator, a file distribution newsfeed, a blog cross-poster, an email-to-blog gateway, Ant tasks for blogging softwarebuilds, and more.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

An innovator's guide to application development with blog, wiki, and newsfeed technologies, this book introduces the new ways of collaboration and focuses on the fundamental concepts needed to understand how the technologies can be used in real world applications.

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932394498
  • Publisher: Manning Publications Company
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Series: In Action Series
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 873,681
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Johnson is an experienced software developer, technology enthusiast, and expert in blog technologies. He started blogging in 2002 using Java-based blogging software that he developed called Roller. Roller now drives the ground-breaking employee blogs at Sun Microsystems, is used by thousands of bloggers on JRoller.com and other sites, and is a successful open source project. Dave now works at Sun where developing Roller and promoting blog technologies is his fulltime job. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Programming the writable Web 1
What you need to know first 3
1 New ways of collaborating 16
2 Development kick-start 28
3 Under the hood 40
4 Newsfeed formats 56
5 How to parse newsfeeds 79
6 The Windows RSS platform 109
7 The ROME newsfeed utilities 140
8 How to serve newsfeeds 177
9 Publishing with XML-RPC based APIs 206
10 Publishing with Atom 227
Pt. 2 Blog apps 247
11 Creating a group blog via aggregation 249
12 Searching and monitoring the Web 261
13 Keeping your blog in sync 278
14 Blog by sending email 286
15 Sending a daily blog digest by email 292
16 Blog your software build process 299
17 Blog from a chat room 309
18 Distribute files podcast style 320
19 Automatically download podcasts 333
20 Automatically validate newsfeeds 340
21 The best of the rest 347
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