Hacking RSS and Atom
This book is not about the minutia of RSS and Atom programming. It's about doing cool stuff with syndication feeds-making the technology give you exactly what you want the way you want. It's about building a feed aggregator and routing feeds to your e-mail or iPod, producing and hosting feeds, filtering, sifting, and blending them, and much more. Tan-talizing loose ends beg you to create more hacks the author hasn't thought up yet. Because if you can't have fun with the technology, what's the point?
A sampler platter of things you'll learn to do
- Build a simple feed aggregator
- Add feeds to your buddy list
- Tune into rich media feeds with BitTorrent
- Monitor system logs and events with feeds
- Scrape feeds from old-fashioned Web sites
- Reroute mailing lists into your aggregator
- Distill popular links from blogs
- Republish feed headlines on your Web site
- Extend feeds using calendar events and microformats
Part I: Consuming Feeds.
Chapter 1: Getting Ready to Hack.
Chapter 2: Building a Simple Feed Aggregator.
Chapter 3: Routing Feeds to Your Email Inbox.
Chapter 4: Adding Feeds to Your Buddy List.
Chapter 5: Taking Your Feeds with You.
Chapter 6: Subscribing to Multimedia Content Feeds.
Part II: Producing Feeds.
Chapter 7: Building a Simple Feed Producer.
Chapter 8: Taking the Edge Off Hosting Feeds.
Chapter 9: Scraping Web Sites to Produce Feeds.
Chapter 10: Monitoring Your Server with Feeds.
Chapter 11: Tracking Changes in Open Source Projects.
Chapter 12: Routing Your Email Inbox to Feeds.
Chapter 13:Web Services and Feeds.
Part III: Remixing Feeds.
Chapter 14: Normalizing and Converting Feeds.
Chapter 15: Filtering and Sifting Feeds.
Chapter 16: Blending Feeds.
Chapter 17: Republishing Feeds.
Chapter 18: Extending Feeds.
Part IV: Appendix.
Appendix A: Implementing a Shared Feed Cache.