RSS

There are 104 entries for the tag RSS

10 PowerShell One Liners

Here are a few one-liners that use NetCmdlets. Some of these I've blogged about before, some are new. Let me know if you have questions, which ones you find useful, or how you altered these to suit your own needs. Send email to a list of recipient addresses: import-csv users.csv | % { send-email -to $_.email -from lance@nsoftware.com -subject "Important Email" –message "Hello World!" -server 10.0.1.1 } Show the access control list for a specific Exchange folder: get-imap -server $mymailserver -cred ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 29, 2009 4:36 AM | Comments (1)

10 DIY SharePoint Web Parts #8

This post is the eighth in a series of postings, containing examples of SharePoint WebParts that anybody can build all by themselves. To read all posts in this series, or to get started with the RSSBus WebPart, go here. #8 – Twitter Many times since I originally posted about it months ago, I’ve been asked for more details about including Twitter searches and streams inside their SharePoint pages. Thanks to the Twitter API and feeds, this is very simple to do, and to change from showing searches, ......

Posted On Friday, October 30, 2009 3:35 AM | Comments (2)

Basic RSSBus Scripting Cheat Sheet

Here are the basics of building an RSSBus script/template – the absolute minimum that you’ll need to know. I will probably update this with a few more things before I am done with it. 1. XML The entire script or template will be constructed with XML. A script outputs an RSS feed, a template outputs any other format, such as HTML. Both contain the same content, except for the rsb:push, which is useful only in a script to “push out” an RSS item. 2. rsb:call This is the most commonly used RSSBus scripting ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 20, 2009 1:52 PM | Comments (0)

Customize SharePoint RSS Feeds

The default RSS feeds in SharePoint are very basic and I want them to contain more information. I managed this by generating my own RSS feeds. Here is how I did it: First, install the RSSBus SharePoint WebPart. After running the setup, go to the Site Collection Features page to activate the Web Part. In order to create custom RSS feeds, you’ll also need to activate the “RSSBus Service Handler” feature. I created a special document library for my feeds, I called it “Really Simple Services”, since ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 19, 2009 2:25 PM | Comments (4)

PowerShellRSS Automatically Converts PSObjects to RSS Items

In a previous post, I talked about how PowerShellASP can be used to generate an RSS feed with PowerShell. Now I’ll show how the same feed can be generated more easily with PowerShellRSS. Again, the dir command in PowerShell (get-childitem) is used to get a listing of files to use as enclosures in the feed. # This example demonstrates how to generate an RSS feed from a call to the Get-ChildItem cmdlet (dir). # To tailor to your specific needs, set the following values: $mediadir = 'C:\Testing\media';$virtual... ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 5, 2009 5:42 PM | Comments (1)

New Toys for PowerShell!

At PowerShellToys.com, you’ll find a bunch of new toys for PowerShell, including the first full release of PowerShellASP + free community license. The new toys? PowerShellADO, PowerShellPanel, PowerShellWebPart, and PowerShellRSS. Here’s a brief description of each, in my own words. For the official description and examples, check out PowerShellToys.com. PowerShellASP – write ASP pages with PowerShell scripting instead of vbscript. PowerShellADO – execute PowerShell cmdlets and return the results ......

Posted On Monday, May 4, 2009 5:00 PM | Comments (1)

PowerShellASP – Generate an RSS feed from PowerShell cmdlets

PowerShellASP is a powerful tool for generating web pages with PowerShell. It allows you to insert PowerShell script directly into a webpage (a .ps1x page), that code will be executed and the resulting powershell objects are renderable in your page. It also exposes familiar $response, $request, $server, etc. for accessing response, request, and other information about the HTTP context. This example shows how to use PowerShellASP to generate an RSS podcast feed. The dir command in PowerShell (get-childitem) ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 21, 2009 3:08 PM | Comments (2)

Tweets In SharePoint

I saw Michael @Gannotti’s Tweets Wiki and thought it was pretty handy. It made me think of @jazzychad’s TweetGrid and how that would be nice inside SharePoint. So I combined these two into my own little twitter search page in SharePoint, and here’s how: Tools I used: RSSBus SharePoint WebPart. Installed and activated the RSSBus SharePoint WebPart, added the webpart to my SharePoint page. I went to search.twitter.com, and did a search for “PowerShell”. The results page includes the RSS feed for the ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 21, 2009 12:57 PM | Comments (0)

How RSSBus is useful in PowerShell

PowerShell users are scripters and developers who love productivity tools. That’s why you and I like PowerShell – it gives us so much to help us work more efficiently. RSSBus is another swiss-army knife of technology along this same vein, and is a handy complement to PowerShell. The biggest wins? #1, RSSBus makes it easy to get data. No matter the source of the data (tons of sources are supported already, with many more to come and an open interface so anybody can build more data connectors), with ......

Posted On Friday, April 3, 2009 12:26 PM | Comments (1)

Twitter Search Web Part for SharePoint

1. I installed and activated the RSSBus Web Part for SharePoint, which allows me as a SharePoint owner or member to create a customized web part from one of dozens of RSSBus connectors or any RSS/Atom feed I like, such as a Twitter Search RSS feed. 2. I added the RSSBus Web Part to my SharePoint page, and edited its content using the Source Editor. I am using the following template to format the results of my search.twitter.com RSS result: <rsb:call op=http://search.twitter.co... ......

Posted On Friday, February 20, 2009 11:00 AM | Comments (1)

SharePoint Admins – You Dont Want to Miss This

The RSSBus SharePoint Web Part might just be the most exciting thing I’ve had the pleasure to work with in quite a while. RSSBus is an amazingly powerful product, but the RSSBus SharePoint Web Part…its just a thing of beauty. What the web part does: it lets you expose data from just about anywhere inside SharePoint. The simplest example is to show an RSS feed like Google News or Yahoo News. I tweeted about that last week. I put together two more simple examples. One is using my Twitter Search RSS ......

Posted On Friday, February 6, 2009 5:04 PM | Comments (0)

The Case For Simple Services

Ralph James put together a video entitled “The Case For Simple Services”: Discover RSSBus Simple Services™. This video explores simple services concepts, and demonstrates how RSSBus can be used to enhance data, application, and service accessibility. RSSBus Simple Services are "simple" because they are called with standard URLs and they return data streams as RSS name-value pairs, HTML pages, and other popular, easy-to-consume formats. They don't require programming, custom clients, SOAP envelopes, ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 14, 2009 5:27 PM | Comments (1)

TwitterMinder

TwitterMinder TwitterMinder will check your Google Calendar for events and automatically submit them to your Twitter account. Extra optional inputs are available, as is the source code if you want to add your own features. Now if my desktop agent (TweetDeck, Twirl, Digsby, etc.) knew how to automatically POST to TwitterMinder every hour, that would be nice. But I subscribed to TwitterMinder in Google Reader (FeedDemon or anything else that can subscribe to rss works too). The coolest thing about ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 25, 2008 4:20 PM | Comments (0)

RSS feeds for package tracking numbers (FedEx, UPS, USPS)

I published SimpleTracker, is a simple service that will accept a tracking number or package id from major shipping companies (FedEx, USPS, and UPS), and spit out an RSS feed which you can then subscribe to in your favorite feed reader (FeedDemon, Google Reader, Outlook, Bloglines, etc). Oftentimes I’m obsessed with knowing where my packages are and why they aren’t on my doorstep yet. Now I’ll always know, without having to keep visiting the tracking website over and over! :) Technorati Tags: FedEx, ......

Posted On Thursday, October 9, 2008 1:21 PM | Comments (1)

PowerShell: tweet-im

Mark Schill was another of the winners of the PowerScripting Podcast’s NetCmdlets scripting contest. Mark submitted a tweet-im script, which sends an instant message about new tweets found in the Twitter RSS feed. They explained on the podcast that Twitter used to have an IM-bot feature which went away, so Mark created this script himself to meet this need. The script simply sits and fetches your Twitter friends timeline feed every x seconds, checks to see if the items it finds are newer than the ......

Posted On Thursday, September 11, 2008 10:56 AM | Comments (0)

RSS to iCal Converter

Here is an RSS to iCal converter that I published last week. All it does it take your RSS url, and give you back another one that calls RSSBus, and asks RSSBus to retrieve your URL and convert it to iCAL for you! Recently I came across several RSS feeds of schedules. One was a product release schedule, another a football schedule (go pack!). I was slightly annoyed that RSS was chosen for schedules since no feed readers really know how to handle a future pubDate, but I quickly realized it would be ......

Posted On Monday, September 8, 2008 10:32 AM | Comments (6)

Remixing data from Google Docs & Spreadsheets

Right after Google Spreadsheets came out, I got a ton of downloads from a little class library I wrote for interacting with it over HTTP. Problem is, Google didn't provide a true API - the solution was to use HTTP to manually perform the gets and posts required to manage each spreadsheet. Now its much easier thanks to RSSBus! Here is a sample Google spreadsheet, it looks like this: A B C D 1 Name Hours Items IPM 2 Bingley 10 2 0.0033 3 Captain Carter 200 75360 6.28 4 Dawson 200 100000 8.3333 5 Colonel ......

Posted On Thursday, May 15, 2008 12:34 PM | Comments (0)

RSSBus: Simple Ways to Connect Data

I just uploaded a new YouTube video for RSSBus. Some of it is hard to see, but soon it will be published at rssbus.com as a high quality flash video. RSSBus can be used to securely serve custom feeds over the Internet or on the local host. This video shows examples of very basic feeds that can be created with RSSBus with just a few mouse clicks, and more complex piped feeds. Near the end, the video shows some ways in which RSSBus can be integrated into real world solutions. Obviously, RSSBus can ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 6, 2008 2:57 PM | Comments (0)

NewsGator client apps are now free

Yesterday, NewsGator announced that it is making all if its RSS reader applications free. That includes FeedDemon (which I love and have been using for years), NetNewsWire, NewsGator Go, NewsGator Online, and NewsGator Inbox. Individual downloads ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 9, 2008 2:12 PM | Comments (0)

BizTalk RSS Feeds

Richard Seroter has posted an update on his BizTalk RSS feed generation using RSSBus. He's using RSSBus to generate perf metrics feeds for his BizTalk applications. In this post, Richard talks about how he uses the RSSBus caching features to avoid the extra load on his BizTalk databases, and shows how he's integrated the resulting feed into a web part. BiztalkOps - more infoSqlOps - more info Technorati Tags: BizTalk, RSSBus, RSS ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 2, 2008 10:12 AM | Comments (0)

Generate an RSS feed of Outlook Calendar Entries

Recently I was asked how one could get an RSS feed of appointments from their Outlook Calendar. Having posted previously about Google Calendar RSSBus feeds before, I thought this would be a good topic for a blog post. There is an OutlookOps connector for RSSBus, and one of the operations it contains is for listing appointments, which is useful in the free Desktop version of RSSBus. I can include a call to this operation, along with a call to the feedSearch operation, to create a sorted feed of Outlook ......

Posted On Friday, December 14, 2007 5:20 PM | Comments (0)

RSSBus and Atom

Sam Ruby pointed out some of the changes that would be required for Feed Validator to support the new RSS Profile. The RSS Profile is the result of checking popular feed reader capabilities in order to put together a "best practices" document for feed publishers. I haven't gotten to read through the entire profile yet, but here are some interesting things I noticed while reading through Sam's validator changes: Encoding - the profile says to use hexadecimal entity encoding (ie, &#x26; instead ......

Posted On Thursday, October 11, 2007 2:27 PM | Comments (0)

BizTalk RSS Feeds

A couple months ago Richard Seroter posted about how he created RSS feeds for BizTalk metrics - traffic by application and suspended messages by application. Now with the latest release of RSSBus (RC1) - a new connector, BizTalkOps, is available. BizTalkOps includes operations that generate the following feeds: biztalkAllServiceInstances Return the list of all service instances, independent on their state. biztalkApplications List all BizTalk applications and their status biztalkApplicationStatus ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 11, 2007 12:20 PM | Comments (0)

Synching My Blog with Twitter

Continuing on with RSSBus scripts showing how to pipe Google Calendar to Twitter and Flickr to Twitter, here's my last Twitter RSBScript. Here's a script to pipe any existing RSS feed to Twitter. I wanted to sync my blog with my twitter, so now everytime I post a new blog entry, it will be added to my Twitter status. Here's the url: http://www.textbox1.com/app... blog_url=http%3A%2F%2Ffeeds... &twitter_password=mypas... &twitter_user=mytwitter... ......

Posted On Monday, August 13, 2007 3:19 PM | Comments (0)

TwitterMinder - Google Calendar to Twitter

UPDATE: For full TwitterMinder documentation, see this TwitterMinder article. In my last two posts I mentioned my recent introduction to Twitter (after having watched so many people blab about it for the past few months). So today I went ahead and published my Google Calendar to Twitter RSBScript, and gave it the name TwitterMinder: TwitterMinder will check your Google Calendar for events that are occuring in the next hour, and if it finds any, they will be automatically submitted to your Twitter ......

Posted On Thursday, August 9, 2007 12:38 PM | Comments (9)

Twittering around

If you are using Twitter, let me know so I can follow you. Yep, I'm on Twitter now, finally. I decided to give it a shot and see what all the hoopla is about. Is it really that great? We'll see. While I'm checking it out - I decided to look at its API and look into whether or not I should throw together a Twitter connector for RSSBus. The API is very compact - simple and to the point. All simple HTTP get and put. All of the API methods return data in several formats - it looks like all of the gets ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 8, 2007 1:27 PM | Comments (0)

RSS data feeds - RSS is not just for blogs

Randy Charles Morin doesn't know why anyone would want to use RSS to transmit OFX data. I find his confusion odd: ... why do you need RSS as an envelop for financial data in the first place. We have OFX, which predates RSS and works just fine. RSS can't be expected to do everything. Not that it can't. You can also use RSS as an envelope for OFX, but why not just use OFX? I don't expect my dishwasher to do the laundry, even if it can. RSS can be expected to do what it is best at - syndicating data ......

Posted On Thursday, June 14, 2007 12:52 PM | Comments (2)

Secure, Personal RSS Feeds

I was reading an old post on Scott Hanselman's blog about accessing private feeds via RSS. The discussion turned toward comparing RSS reader requests to OFX requests that applications like Microsoft Money make to banks. A comment from "Jordan": No CTO wants to have his face on the cover of the Wall Street Journal because his site provided an RSS feed to Bloglines and Bloglines has a security breach that exposes all that information. I have several private RSS feeds that I would not trust a third ......

Posted On Thursday, June 14, 2007 12:32 PM | Comments (0)

GWB wishlist

Support for Feedburner feedflare Tag clouds (latest version of subtext has this built in I believe, so its only a matter of time before this happens) A "Blog Stats" page, like wordpress has. I haven't seen this on the SubText roadmap, but it would sure be nice. It occurs to me that I've never seen blogging software that provides an RSS feed of referrers, which would be interesting ......

Posted On Thursday, June 7, 2007 4:22 PM | Comments (0)

Google Mashup Editor and RSSBus

If you can't get an account for Google Mashup Editor, take the tour. Neat, huh? Then download RSSBus! If you do have GME, use RSSBus to generate feeds that you can use inside GME. Have some data that you'd like to quickly expose in an RSS or atom feed? RSSBus. Tags: google mashup editor, mashup, mashup blog, rssbus, rss ......

Posted On Thursday, May 31, 2007 4:17 PM | Comments (0)

RSSBus as a mashup tool

Raymond Yee wants to know how well RSSBus works as a mashup tool. While its true that RSSBus offers a lot of connectors that make it easy to mashup data coming from sources like Flickr, Amazon, and pre-existing RSS feeds - its also important to know that RSSBus is not only valuable as a mashup creation tool. One of its biggest uses is on the flip side of the coin - helping sources expose data in the first place. Without companies like Flickr and Amazon exposing their data in structured formats like ......

Posted On Friday, May 25, 2007 10:00 AM | Comments (0)

Links 5/16/2007

Mashed up data - comments on some available tools for working with data. Working with data - How the Encylcopedia of Life and other data-rich organizations can benefit from a data tool like RSSBus. Enterprise RSS - Read/Write web highlights three players in the Enterprise RSS space. Note: Newsgator has partnered with RSSBus in order to help its customers "RSSify" corporate data ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 16, 2007 3:28 PM | Comments (0)

Flickr Contacts' Favorites - Simplified

Here's an example of creating a feed of your Flickr contacts' favorite photos using RSSBus, which makes complex feed parsing/manipulation tasks easy. In my next post after this one I'll talk about how you can use RSSBus caching so that you can control which items are returned in the actual feed (for those with large numbers of contacts or favorited photos). For example, if this feed results in 400 photos for you, successive requests for the feed will not continue to return 400 photos - but only the ......

Posted On Friday, May 11, 2007 12:08 PM | Comments (3)

Rss feeds for tags at Amazon.com

Ian McAllister announced new support for RSS feeds for tags at Amazon.com. These feeds will be fun to play with in RSSBus. It would be interesting to take the AmzWishlist widget that I created with RSSBus and create an RSS feed that will show me items on Amazon.com that are tagged with the same terms as items I already have in my wishlist. Hmm.... I noticed that a commenter to Ian's post mentioned that he couldn't wait for RSS feeds for generic Amazon searches. Of course such feeds already exist ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 9, 2007 4:40 PM | Comments (0)

IT Conversations: Really Simple Services

In the latest installation of Jon Udell's "Interviews With Innovators" series at IT Conversations, Jon speaks with Gent Hito, the CEO of /n software about RSSBus. A couple of highlights I picked out: The RSS in RSSBus: Many people have asked us, "why RSS"? Our reply is that the format doesn't matter. Whether it be RSS, Atom, JSON, or an Excel spreadsheet - its about the data - just name value pairs. The RSS in RSSBus is "Really Simple Services". By default these really simple services happen to be ......

Posted On Monday, May 7, 2007 1:10 PM | Comments (0)

RSSBus: Why RSS?

Many times via email, and then several times at the recent Web 2.0 Expo, people have asked me: "Ok, I see what you're doing with RSSBus - but why RSS? Why not Atom or some other format?" My answer is that its not about RSS. Its about the data. The RSS feeds are just a collection of name/value pairs, so it doesn't matter if those name/value pairs are pushed out as RSS, Atom, JSON, or even HTML for that matter. In fact with RSSBus you can push out your data in any format - RSS is just the default. ......

Posted On Friday, April 20, 2007 2:33 PM

What can orange do for you?

Lisa brought up an interesting point about RSSBus - some people are confused about what it does. Thats because it does SO MUCH. I have some 'splaining to do. RSSBus gives you the ability to access all of your data sources in the same way and in the same format. The beautiful thing about this is that it opens up so many options for what you can do with the data in a small amount of time. I like to say that RSSBus is three things: It's a feed generator. RSSBus gives its users the ability to create ......

Posted On Friday, April 20, 2007 2:20 PM | Comments (1)

"You can connect all sorts of data and systems together using RSS"

I'm sitting here in Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Expo presentation entitled "What is Web 2.0: The Rules for Creating Successful Online Products in the 21st Century". He just said "We spend hundreds of billions on connecting systems together... You can connect all sorts of other data and systems together using RSS." And RSS doesn't cost billions. There's some simple math for ya. Then he mentioned that one of his clients told him to take all the SOAP stuff out, and take the REST stuff out too. "We want ......

Posted On Sunday, April 15, 2007 6:39 PM | Comments (0)

RSSBus new beta - rsb:pipe

A minor beta update has been announced on the RSSBus blog (read about it here). Last summer I talked about how RSSBus gives you the ability to pipe together feeds and items from feeds. One of the really cool features of this new beta update is a new RSSBus script keyword: <rsb:pipe>. This new keyword simplifies the piping of feeds. I no longer have to use nested <rsb:call>'s, instead I can just put a series of calls inside the pipe and they are automatically connected and what comes out ......

Posted On Friday, March 23, 2007 4:11 PM | Comments (0)

How to fix Technorati, CoComment, Twitter, and on and on...

Andy Beard, on his blog with more eye-cringing flair than any I've seen in recent memory, touches on a very important subject: "Technorati simply can't cope with new forms of blogging and RSS feed generation." This is only going to get worse for Technorati and many other services that use (not just track) RSS feeds. But I don't think the question is "how to fix Technorati?", as Andy suggests. I think the question is how to fix Technorati AND CoComment, Twitter, and the like. Fortunately the answer ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 13, 2007 2:46 PM | Comments (1)

Combine multiple feeds with RSSBus

Here's an RSSBus script that will create an RSS feed that is a combination of two feeds: <rsb:call op="http://api.flickr.com/s... <rsb:push title="Flickr Gnarley Trees: [title]" /></rsb:call> <rsb:call op="http://api.flickr.com/s... <rsb:push title="Flickr Flowers: [title]" /></rsb:call> In this example I don't just combine the feeds, but ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 21, 2007 1:28 PM | Comments (1)

RSS emitting API

Jeremy Zawodny wants to see RSS-emitting APIs for every widget out there. Ding! That's how my AmzWish widget (you can see an example on my blog or on the AmzWish generator page) was created: simply making calls to AmazonOps exposed by RSSBus (which outputs RSS feeds). Basically AmzWish is just some html mixed in with an RSS feed. You can make your own or view the source here. The same thing could easily be done for Yahoo! Shopping - maybe I should put together some operations for the RSSBus yahooOps ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 13, 2007 2:02 PM | Comments (0)

Connecting sources of data, online or off

This post by Jeff Barr gives some interesting examples of things people might want to do with their data, and more specifically connecting their data to and from multiple sources. The kind of things Jeff mentions can be attained using RSSBus. It all boils down to flexibility, and how someday we should be able to take such flexibility for granted. One of the examples Jeff gives is locating the Amazon wishlist of his top email correspondents, which is actually quite easily done with RSSBus. RSSBus ......

Posted On Thursday, February 8, 2007 10:43 AM | Comments (0)

Output any newsgroup as an RSS feed in a half dozen lines of code

Update: I changed the feed to default to partial length, only the first 1000 characters of the article body. To change it to get the full body, add another querystring parameter named full with value true, ie: http://www.textbox1.com/exa... Output any newsgroup as an RSS feed in a half dozen lines of code. Thats pretty impressive, really. How? With RSSBus and a little script that calls RSSBus NntpOps. Here's ......

Posted On Friday, November 10, 2006 5:08 PM | Comments (0)

RSSBus SLE feed example: stock quotes

As it turns out, a lot of the operations provided by RSSBus work great as lists using Microsoft's Simple List Extensions (see previous post if you aren't familiar with SLE). As an example, consider the yahooStockQuotes operation. If you only wanted to be able to track the latest quote of your favorite stock(s), a list would work perfectly. No need to store historical items about previous quotes in your feed reader. If your reader is smart enough to analyze historical data and give you charts and ......

Posted On Thursday, November 2, 2006 2:40 PM | Comments (3)

RSSBus and Simple List Extensions

One of the changes in beta 3 of RSSBus is that by default all feeds produced use Microsoft's Simple List Extensions. For anyone who's not familiar with SLE, the cool thing about it is that it can tell the feed reader to treat an RSS feed as a LIST rather than a regular feed. One effect of this in your feed reader is that when you subscribe to a LIST, the reader knows that it shouldn't accumulate all of the items in the RSS feed forever. Instead, it will only maintain whatever is provided in the current ......

Posted On Thursday, November 2, 2006 2:22 PM | Comments (0)

RSSBus Beta 3 Available

The new beta 3 of RSSBus was announced last week: "We have spent the past couple of months hardening the RSSBus Engine and preparing it for production. You will notice significant performance improvements, better error handling, better integration with ASP.NET, and a better security infrastructure." Read the full announcement. Technorati : feeds, rss, rssbus ......

Posted On Thursday, November 2, 2006 12:09 PM | Comments (0)

Need an RSS feed? Don't want to have to write code?

Bob Walsh over at My Micro-ISV invited me to make a guest post about RSSBus and how you can use it to generate RSS feeds without having to write any code. Check it out! Technorati : feeds, rss, rssbus ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 1, 2006 9:17 AM | Comments (0)

AmzWish widget parameters

The Amazon Wishlist widget that I created last week is now at Widgetbox, a widget directory. Their site is quite nice. It allows users to browse widgets and use them in their webpages. For developers, Widgetbox provides a nice interface for submitting your own widget. When I put AmzWish on Widgetbox I exposed some querystring parameters for it: wishlistid - An Amazon assigned Id for a particular wishlist to use (required). maxitems - The number of items to display in the widget (optional, defaults ......

Posted On Friday, October 6, 2006 12:38 PM | Comments (0)

Generating KML with RSSBus

RSSBus is good for more than just generating RSS feeds or helping you easily create an API for your data or services. Its also useful in easily outputting other formats as well, such as KML (an XML format for Google Earth). For example, recently Tim posted an example of using XmlTextWriter to generate KML. For most of ius, its not rocket science, but compare his code and the ease of writing it with how it can be done with RSSBus. With RSSBus you can just literally write the XML and plug-in the values ......

Posted On Monday, October 2, 2006 9:23 AM | Comments (1)

Top 10 most useful extensions to use in syndication feeds

In August, the Google Reader Blog posted a list of the most commonly used extensions in feeds. Here is my list of the top 10 most useful extensions for syndication: 10. iTunes This one really shouldn't even be on this list, but I include it because it did make a big splash when it was released. It also generated a lot of frustration and anger amoung podcast producers. The iTunes namespace extension was created to allow podcast feed producers to integrate their feeds with Apple's iTunes music player. ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 26, 2006 3:26 PM | Comments (0)

Feeds are APIs

Nick Bradbury, in his post Feed My Attention, says he views feeds as an "alert system" and that we should demand more feeds from the services we use. Nick is trying to make the point that feeds are for more than just blog reading, but he fails to make this point fully because he is restricting his ideas to typical feed reading applications like his own FeedDemon. Not only are feeds for more than just blog reading, but they're for more than just the simple "retrieve and display" feed readers of today ......

Posted On Monday, September 25, 2006 9:10 AM | Comments (0)

Data feeds: Beyond blogging

Niall Kennedy wants to talk about data that can be delivered over syndication standards like RSS and Atom. His point is that feeds are not just for blogs. Niall points out a few examples of "data feeds" offered by Gmail, Netflix, and the US Geological Survey. I use the Netflix New Releases feed (although they offer many feeds, this is the only one I have subscribed to) in my own feedreader. The problem with the Netflix feeds is the same as the problem with other feeds that I've mentioned recently: ......

Posted On Monday, September 18, 2006 2:25 PM | Comments (0)

VoteSmart API

In a recent post, I commented how it would be awesome if there was an API for the United States Congress. I spoke to Lisa Coligan, National Director at Project Vote Smart, and asked her if they had any plans for an open API. Somewhat surprisingly, her answer was yes! Lisa says that vote-smart.org does "not currently have API but we're planning to in the future. We won't have it in time for 2006 elections but we hope to have it up and in place well before the 2008 elections." Now that would be really ......

Posted On Friday, September 8, 2006 4:10 PM | Comments (0)

8 mashup creation tools

Dion Hinchcliffe, who blogs about "Enterprise Web 2.0", described a set of 8 interesting and promising mashup tools. Included amoung them is RSSBus. Maybe the US Senate and House will take advantage of one of these (yeah, right, like they would do something for the people). Technorati : atom, mashup, rss, rssbus ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 5, 2006 7:28 AM | Comments (0)

What is the deal with Bloglines?

Bloglines is arguably one of the best feed aggregators available. Good reputation. Upcoming new beta (where's my invite?). Excellent speed and reliability. But jeez...how many times do I have to comment on how odd it is that such an application has no RSS feed? So I noticed today that they DO have an RSS feed now - in fact they have several. Even better - they've started using the link tag in their webpages to tell browsers about their feeds. Woohoo! Somebody gets an A in catch-up-to-the-rest-of-us ......

Posted On Friday, September 1, 2006 12:43 PM | Comments (0)

Salesforce to Google, Google to Salesforce

The GoogleToSalesforce and SalesforceToGoogle RSSBus scripts can now be downloaded from the RSSBus blog. Note that Salesforce.com limits access to their API to Enterprise Edition or Unlimited Edition customers only. Yes, you can access it with a Developer Edition account as well, but of course with that you can only have a small number of users and a small amount of storage. Technorati : atom, google calendar, rss, rssbus, salesforce.com ......

Posted On Friday, September 1, 2006 10:40 AM | Comments (0)

US Congress: The single-most API needy organization in the world

Who is it? Who is starving for an API or a set of dynamic feeds? Why, the United States Congress, of course! Think about it...do you know what your state senators did last summer? Or your house representative? You might know their positions on the big issues - but what about the ones that don't get big attention in the press? Are they just a pawn voting down the party lines? Are they hiding something? Are they acting contrary to how they campaigned? Are they ignoring the opinions of their constituents ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 29, 2006 9:44 AM | Comments (3)

Flickr Geotagging

Tim pointed out to me yesterday that Flickr was adding some official support for geotagging. In the past, Flickr members just used regular Flickr tags to geocode their photos (ie, tags like lat:36.45 and long:-79.34). Now Flickr will let you go to the Organize page's "Map" tab and literally drag and drop your photos onto a map to geotag them. This is very cool, IMHO. What they've not done yet is make this information available via their API, but they say that functionality is coming soon. So what ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 29, 2006 9:29 AM | Comments (0)

Flickr urls changed for the worse

Lets say you wanted to get the RSS feed for a particular Flickr Group called "MyGroup". All you had to do to know the URL for this feed was: "http://www.flickr.com/grou... + MyGroup + "/pool/feed/?format=rss_200" Easy as pie. No matter the group name, it was always very easy to find the URL for its feed. No longer. Now, the urls look like this: http://api.flickr.com/servi... (the format parameter can also be atom_03). On top of the fact that ......

Posted On Friday, August 25, 2006 7:11 AM | Comments (0)

Upcoming.org RSSBus Ops

As I've mentioned a couple times in the past, Upcoming.org already provides a useful set of RSS feeds. On top of this, they also have a great REST API. Here's a list of "cool third-party applications" that use the Upcoming.org api. Their RSS feeds are useful only if I know the metro code. For Raleigh, NC it is 99. So the full feed URL is http://upcoming.org/syndica... It would be nice if I could easily piece together this URL without knowing anything other than my state and city, ie: ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 23, 2006 3:39 PM | Comments (0)

Where are Tim, Jeff, John, and Joseph?

Jeff, John, Joseph, and Tim are going to South Carolina Code Camp 2.0. No word on whether Waldo is going or not. These guys want to do something nerdy along the way. Great idea, and I'm always up for nerdy games. :) We can easily create one RSS feed that shows their real-time location (using Where's Tim), the weather they are experiencing (yahoo weather), local events happening in the area that day (upcoming.org), and area restaurants in case they are hungry (yahooLocal). I don't know anything about ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 22, 2006 12:33 PM | Comments (0)

New service: receive feed alerts in your IM client

I've seen several people (Michael Arrington, Jeff Barr's links, Postbubble) talking about Feed Crier, a new service that lets you receive alerts in your IM client for when your favorite RSS feeds (craigslist, news, blogs) are updated. I'm surprised by this, because this is not some new mind blowing technology. But ok. I think this service is fine and dandy. Do I see someone using it to be alerted to Sam Ruby's latest Atom comments? Nope. No offense, Sam - I wouldn't use this to subscribe to alerts ......

Posted On Monday, August 21, 2006 12:06 PM | Comments (4)

News feeds vs Data feeds (and Yahoo)

Some feeds have no use, at least for the majority of us, outside of a regular feed reader like Bloglines or FeedDemon. I call these "news feeds" whether they are feeds of world news from CNN.com or Shelley Powers' personal blog postings. Perhaps "news feeds" is not the best name and I should change this habit. Now that I'm an a-lister I should be more precise, maybe. ;) I don't like to just use the word "feeds" to describe them all, because I think feeds that have more granular data in them need ......

Posted On Monday, August 21, 2006 10:29 AM | Comments (2)

CBS to start streaming primetime

Amanda (Unboomed) brought this to my attention: BusinessWeek online article: "CBS to start streaming primetime shows".

I guarantee they won't be using RSS for this, and you'll have to logon to their website in order to watch. If thats true, I'll pass. Hello DVR.

Posted On Thursday, August 17, 2006 2:23 PM | Comments (0)

Yahoo feeds could be more useful

Hey Jeremy Zawodny, since you are working so hard to improve the Yahoo! Developer Network, how about making feeds that are useful to software developers? Right now, if you look at the big list of Yahoo! RSS feeds, you've got a lot of things that are interesting for me to subscribe to in my feed reader. For example, I can subscribe to someone's delicious links, or flickr photos, or the Yahoo! Finance feed for a particular company. All great for me to read when I have time. So whats my problem? My ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 16, 2006 8:04 AM | Comments (4)

Tim Bray on Atom (from ETech)

IT Conversations show: "Atom As A Case Study". This is a recording of Tim Bray's talk at ETech 2006. Here are Tim's related links for this talk.The biggest argument against RSS seems to be the lack of detail in the RSS 2.0 specification itself. Internet protocols and standards must be very precisely defined, and RSS certainly is not. There is something to be said for the simplicity of the RSS 2.0 specification though. Recently I noticed that the RSS 2.0 spec says that the url attribute of the enclosure ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 16, 2006 7:17 AM | Comments (0)

Output any feed as JSON

In my last post, I explained how RSSBus can be instructed to output JSON instead of RSS items. This means that RSSBus can be used to output ANY feeds items in JSON, simply by creating a 3 line RSSBus Script that calls the target feed. As an example, here's how I can get the latest digg.com technology topics in JSON: 1. Create a new RSSBus Script that looks like so: <rsb:call op="http://digg.com/rss/con... <rsb:push /> <rsb:call> 2. Hit the url http://localhost:1110/digg.... ......

Posted On Friday, August 11, 2006 10:32 AM | Comments (0)

RSSBus beta 2 released

RSSBus beta 2 was announced this week. If you are interested in RSS, and leveraging RSS to create your own feeds - you have got to check this out. Download here. Creating feeds is just scratching the surface of what RSSBus can do. IMO, the coolest thing is mixing and pipelining feeds and operations, and then pushing item data out as a new feed or in any other format like HTML, iCal, text, etc. I personally suggest checking out the script and template demos that come installed with RSSBus first - ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 9, 2006 7:17 AM | Comments (0)

RSS and Atom vulnerabilities

Last week Nial Kennedy posted about SPI Dynamics' report about RSS and Atom vulnerabilities. There's been a little bit of chatter about this ever since. Nick Bradbury says that FeedDemon is immune to all of the major vulnerabilities, and he points to Mark Pilgrim's Platypus prank as one example. Mark offers a little checklist for aggregator authors to be smart. Technorati tags: rss atom security ......

Posted On Monday, August 7, 2006 1:48 PM | Comments (0)

Buzzword soup: web 2.0, hype, and other random thoughts

Today I pieced together some random thoughts on web 2.0. Here they are, sloppily weaved together. Calcanis "gets it". His blog post about paying digg diggers was digged, flickr'd, del.icio.us'd, and even TechCrunch'd (hey, even bad publicity is still good publicity). Before its all over with, this will probably be IT Conversation'd (or should I say GigaVoxed? Conversation Networked? I'm not sure which it is these days) by Doug Kaye and PodTech'd by Robert Scoble (or John Furrier) too. Bloggers, vloggers, ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 19, 2006 12:15 PM | Comments (1)

RSS pubDates in the future

Dave Winer points out why RSS dates in the future are possible. Does the pubDate always have to refer to the moment that a particular item was added to the feed? Consider that the pubDate in an RSS feed could represent the time that such an item becomes important? Items in a feed don't have to be news stories or blog entries - consider a feed in which the items are television episodes that will be on television tonight. The pubDate might make more sense as the date and time that the show will air. ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 11, 2006 3:10 PM | Comments (0)

Feeds with rich data

DeWitt Clinton of A9 has been talking about RSS vs Atom, and is recommending that developers use Atom. Robert Scoble responded by asking "where's the Atom publishing tool and aggregator that demonstrates Atom's superiority?" Dewitt is calling for these apps: "We should start embedding addresses, calendars, products, and contact information in our syndicated feeds. And we should start expecting our feed reader applications to notice this rich data and automatically open address books and maps and ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 5, 2006 11:28 AM | Comments (0)

RSSBus Template to output Virtual Earth Maps

I've mentioned before how you can generate Google Earth KML using RSSBus. The current beta of RSSBus already comes with a yahooMaps operation that will generate an RSS feed that contains a Yahoo Map of a particular location. Virtual Earth, you say? The LoadMap function of Virtual Earth takes a latitude and longitude coordinate as input, so here is some RSSBus Template code that will call the RSSBus yahooGeocode operation and use its lat/long output to generate a Virtual Earth map. The first step ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 21, 2006 12:52 PM | Comments (0)

Where's Tim's Lunch?

In my last post I showed how I can create an RSSBus template to take the Where's Tim RSS feed and output it as a Google Earth KML format. This time I'll create an RSSBus script to take Tim's most recent location and output an RSS feed of pizza restaurants that he might eat lunch at today. I'll do this by “pipelining“ together Tim's feed with another restaurant feed. What's the difference in an RSSBus script and an RSSBus template? Not much. A script outputs an RSS feed, and a template outputs any ......

Posted On Thursday, June 15, 2006 11:19 AM | Comments (0)

Where's Tim RSSBus Template

Tim Hibbard has added GeoRSS to his Where's Tim location feed (by the way, you can get your own location feed through Where's Tim On Demand). I've talked about how RSSBus can be used to work with feeds and generate new output based on them. Here's a simplistic but neat example: I took Tim's location feed and called it from an RSSBus template. Inside the template I split out KML (Google Earth's XML format) that draws a path showing Tim's path throughout the day. Here's what the KML looks like in Google ......

Posted On Thursday, June 15, 2006 9:50 AM | Comments (1)

GeoRSS - location encoding in RSS feeds

Unfortunately I'm not at Where 2.0 (wish I was), but O'Reilly Radar reports that Mikel Maron revived the RSS as the “Unix pipe of the Internet” analogy today while talking about GeoRSS, a standardized way for encoding location in ATOM/RSS feeds. Mikel's own mapufacture aggregates multiple GeoRSS feeds into a single map. Recently I spent some time playing with the RSSBus YahooOps, which contains geocoding and yahoo mapping feed generation capabilities. I used these operations to generate ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 14, 2006 9:25 AM | Comments (1)

The "Unix pipe of the Internet"

In an interview with ACM Queue last year, Ray Ozzie called RSS "the Unix pipe of the Internet": "RSS is an extremely important standard. It’s the HTML of the next generation of the Web, or some people might refer to it as the Unix pipe of the Internet. It’s a way of channeling data from one application to another in very interesting and robust fashion. Again, I think it’s important as a technique far beyond just collaborative software." Again on his blog and at the E-Tech conference Ray hits on this ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 14, 2006 9:20 AM | Comments (0)

"The most elegant RSS service I’ve seen so far"

Hendry Lee calls RSSBus "the most elegant RSS service I’ve seen so far". While its true that RSSBus is currently available for Windows only, we will have a Java version available in the future. How about a chart to describe how the concept works for less tech-savvy viewers? I hear ya, that's good advice and something that we will definitely do. Until recently our focus was mostly to reach and get feedback from techies and alpha-geeks. Now we have gotten a lot of useful feedback, made some positive ......

Posted On Friday, June 9, 2006 10:44 AM | Comments (0)

100+ MORE ways to use RSS

Mike Gunderloy points to arc90's 25 New Ways to use RSS. Here are over 120 more ways to use RSS - all exposed as RSSBus operations: AmazonOps: feeds that provide access to Amazon services. AsteriskOps: feeds of voicemail, call connection. CcOps: feeds for credit card authorization, validation, refunding, voiding. EbayOps: feeds that provide access to EBay services. ExcelOps: feeds for retrieving information from Excel spreadsheets FedexOps: feeds for FedEx shipping, rate queries, and tracking. FeedOps: ......

Posted On Friday, June 9, 2006 9:50 AM | Comments (0)

RSS subscription to my bank statement

I am subscribed to my bank statement in FeedDemon. Everytime there is a new transaction posted to my account - I get a nice new item in FeedDemon. No, my bank doesn't offer such an RSS feed (wish they did offer an authenticated feed though, it might cut down on phishing emails too). Instead I use RSSBus which is running locally on my desktop. RSSBus comes installed with a set of Open Financial Exchange (OFX) operations, which give me information about my bank or credit card statement. So with one ......

Posted On Monday, May 22, 2006 12:19 PM | Comments (2)

RSSBus: visualize the multi-search

Yesterday I talked about using RSSBus script to easily combine multiple feeds into one. The result of the script was a single RSS feed. RSSBus also has the ability to let me easily expose the data contained in this feed in other formats, such as plain text, HTML, ATOM, etc. We do this through RSBTemplates, which are nothing more than script (such as that in the post from yesterday) intermixed with non-script (like plain text, HTML, etc). As an example, I will build on yesterdays script. I'll start ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 16, 2006 1:54 PM | Comments (0)

RSSBus: A script to search 7 sources at once.

I've been using Chris Pirillo's gada.be search service a good bit since it first game out. Its really cool. While it has more to offer than just the multi-source search, I realized that the multi-source search would be really easy to implement with RSSBus. RSSBus, after all, does give me the ability to easily mesh together and manipulate feeds. One of the service operation libraries that comes with RSSBus is called FeedOps, and one of the operations it contains is called FeedUnion. The FeedUnion ......

Posted On Monday, May 15, 2006 8:27 AM | Comments (2)

Subscribed to 8104 blogs?

That's just ridiculous. 

Dimitar Vesselinov is the most prolific subscriber at share.opml.org.

According to Dimitar's blog, he tracks 8101 RSS feeds, 811 Orkut communities, 490 Tribe.net groups, 547 MySpace groups, 2605 del.icio.us bookmarks and many other sources.

Yeah.  Ok.

Posted On Thursday, May 11, 2006 8:54 AM | Comments (0)

Gritwire is AWESOME

Gritwire rocks. This is just top of the line presentation AND its very fast as well! I just wonder how fast their release cycle is. I'm currently a bloglines user and I'm tired of no responsiveness and the apparent lack of desire to add any new features (even though they have a great existing feature set, thats no reason not to improve). Gritwire: here is my feedback: 1. I want the ability to mark a feed as read automatically after clicking on it (instead of having to click on "Mark as Read" every ......

Posted On Friday, March 31, 2006 7:44 AM | Comments (7)

The Conversations Network - My feedback

I realize that The Conversations Network is young, but here are my first thoughts and constructive criticisms anyway. The recommendations page should have an "Add to queue" link right there beside the program listing, so that I don't have to click on the program detail link and visit another page in order to add a program to my queue. Sometimes I can tell by the title that I want to add it right away. Also on the recommendations page, I'm not sure what the “relevance“ graphic is - since ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 31, 2006 8:00 AM | Comments (0)

IE7 will share Firefox's RSS icon

IE7 and Mozilla will share RSS icon. And a crappy icon, though: Someone commented in the IE Blog post linked above that it was a nice recognizable icon. Whatever. Not as recognizable as this one: Or for that matter, this one: ......

Posted On Thursday, December 15, 2005 7:55 AM | Comments (4)

Primetime Podcast Receiver

Download Here Email me Other Popular Posts 10 DIY SharePoint WebParts Guide to Free HDTV IMAP ACL Manager 100+ more ways to use RSS Custom SharePoint RSS Feeds FTP Error 425 FTPS Through NAT LDAP Password Changing Pocket PC to IPod USPS and FedEx APIs Primetime Podcast Receiver Features Automatically import subscriptions from OPML format. Integration with Windows Media Player and/or Apple iTunes Playlists. Manages your subscriptions, automatically updating feed locations if they change. Allows you ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 13, 2005 8:34 AM | Comments (119)

Bloglines and Enclosures

Its old news that Bloglines had some obvious changes recently (ie, the hotkeys), but I did not realize that one of these changes was enclosure recognition. I tell you one thing, for an RSS aggregation software company, bloglines sure does have trouble communicating with its users. For some strange reason, their news page *looks* like it might be based on a feed, but it has no permalinks. Do they even have a blog?Technorati tags: bloglines ......

Posted On Friday, November 4, 2005 2:25 PM | Comments (0)

Desktop vs Online Aggregators

Scott thinks that desktop aggregators have no future. I have to agree. I used to be a FeedDemon user. FeedDemon is a great piece of software, and Nick is smart enough to allow owners to install it on multiple machines - however I found it annoying having to maintain new and removed subscriptions between my work and home installations. Since FeedDemon was purchased by NewsGator I haven't tried the new beta's - for all I know they provide a method of synching subscriptions between installations now, ......

Posted On Thursday, October 6, 2005 8:43 AM | Comments (2)

Browser PA

Daan from Matirsoft pointed me to their Browser PA product. Developed in .Net, this thing has so many features its amazing. While it won't tear me away from Bloglines, this is one neat and feature packed tool: Multi-engine web search (including blog, print, and video searches) Read RSS feeds IE Favorites and History organizers (much better than the one that comes with IE) System tools like IPConfig, DNS query, etc. Explorer-style interfaces for folder browsing and tasks ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 5, 2005 6:44 AM | Comments (0)

My Google Blog Search Results

Lots of people have been comparing the new Google Blog Search with others like Technorati, PubSub, and Bloglines. Until the last few days, I've been using Bloglines and Bloglines Citations to keep track of blogs talking about or linking to my own blog or my company's RSS feed. Now I'm finding that Google is doing a better job. For example, a search on Bloglines of all blogs for "IP*Works!" gives me two results (really one, since both of their results are the same blog post!) A search on Google Blog ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 27, 2005 3:07 PM | Comments (0)

Credit Card Google Desktop Deskbar Plugin

Some of the guys have put together a plugin for the Google Desktop Deskbar called gdMoney. It's free, and lets you keep track of American Express card accounts right in the deskbar. Give it a try, I love it! Let them/me know what you think or if you have suggestions. If you're interested in how this plug-in was built (not the plug-in part - for that Google has tons of docs - but the Amex part), it's really easy using the OFX (Open Financial Exchange) toolkit. I am using this toolkit myself to put ......

Posted On Monday, September 12, 2005 9:13 AM | Comments (0)

New version of NukeSyndicate released (DNN Podcasting Module)

Scott Schecter has released a new version of NukeSyndicate, the DNN 3 podcast feed module. Its open source, supports RSS 2.0, and looks great.

Posted On Monday, August 15, 2005 11:13 AM | Comments (3)

My MSN listens to user feedback and makes changes

I tried out My MSN a few months back, and it looks like a great service. I would never have considered using it, however, because it had a ridiculously HUGE banner ad right at the top of the page. I was so disappointed that I sent some feedback to the team. Imagine how surprised I was to receive a response to that feedback today, from "Justin", a program manager on the MSN.com Portals Team. Here it is: Hi, My name is Justin and I?m a Program Manager who works directly on the My MSN site. You?re receiving ......

Posted On Monday, August 8, 2005 6:11 PM | Comments (4)

No C-SPAN podcast or RSS feed may be displayed on any website, including personal websites

Someone posted this in the Podcasters mailing list.  Thats right, C-SPAN is podcasting. Just don't link to them. From http://www.c-span.org/podcast/, at the very bottom of the page:

"No C-SPAN podcast or RSS feed may be displayed on any website, including personal websites."

Posted On Friday, July 29, 2005 1:32 PM | Comments (0)

Do you like doggies?

I love dogs! Thankfully, Eo and Shellie love dogs as well. They run the doggie photo blog. Their RSS feed is here. These photos will definitely give you a smile.

Posted On Friday, July 15, 2005 6:14 PM | Comments (0)

Vlogging is stupid, and so is this argument

I'm so sick of this argument: "Is podcasting audio only?". Ugh. I can think of one reason why the answer to this question should be no, and that is that podcasting is a crappy name. That said - there's no reason for multiple words to describe the same technology. Wether it be mp3 audio, wmv video (MS Channel9), jpg photos (iBod), iso images, exe updates (aka "appcasting"), or any other file type, they can all be delivered via RSS enclosures. They can all be automatically cast to a mobile device. ......

Posted On Monday, July 4, 2005 5:13 PM | Comments (0)

"IE Dean" Points to Simple List Extensions Spec and More

Dean Hachamovitch write on the IE Blog about his presentation at Gnomedex earlier today. The new RSS functionality in Longhorn will enable developers to build on top of RSS as a platform. Dean points us to the MSDN Longhorn RSS page, where the Simple List Extensions spec can be found, as well as more details on RSS support in Longhorn ......

Posted On Friday, June 24, 2005 4:47 PM | Comments (0)

Microsoft's RSS announcement at Gnomedex

"Simple List Extensions", an extension to RSS which Microsoft will release into Creative Commons. Channel 9 Team: New RSS features in the next version of Windows. The video of the presentation will be uploaded on Channel 9 Videos soon. eWeek.com: Microsoft Bakes RSS into Longhorn ......

Posted On Friday, June 24, 2005 2:11 PM | Comments (0)

Consuming Secure RSS Feeds

As RSS becomes more mainstream, and companies begin to offer fee-based subscription feeds and feeds that contain private information, authentication and security will have to be used. Most feedreaders and podcatchers do not support these things. For developers interested in creating software applications that can handle this security, IPWorksSSL contains an RSSS component which handles all of the SSL and authentication, taking this complexity out of the way for the developer. I can get a secure feed ......

Posted On Friday, June 24, 2005 9:40 AM | Comments (0)

Audible Announces RSS Delivery

This press release from Audible details plan to offer secure RSS feeds. Audible made the announcement today at Gnomedex.

Posted On Friday, June 24, 2005 9:27 AM | Comments (0)

MSDN Chats Page Needs RSS feed

The MSDN Online Chats site could really use an RSS feed.

Posted On Wednesday, June 15, 2005 2:23 PM | Comments (0)

Generate RSS in ASP.Net

There are a lot of quick and easy way to generate RSS in your applications, here is one way using the IP*Works! RSS component. This particular sample is in an ASP.Net app: nsoftware.IPWorks.Rss rss1 = new nsoftware.IPWorks.Rss(); rss1.ChannelTitle = "My RSS"; rss1.ChannelDescription = "How to generatete RSS"; rss1.ChannelLink = "http://lance.geekswithblog... rss1.AddItem("Title 1", "Description 1", "http://server/link1.aspx"); rss1.AddItem("Title 2", "Description 2", "http://server/link2.aspx"); ......

Posted On Monday, June 13, 2005 9:26 AM | Comments (0)

Copyright © Lance Robinson

Design by Bartosz Brzezinski

Design by Phil Haack Based On A Design By Bartosz Brzezinski