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This post was prompted in part by the creationist views that D'arcy blogged earlier today. But it's also a collection of thoughts that have been on my mind for the past few years. As a species, it's interesting that we've "woken up" in the past several thousand years to find this wonderful world, full of diversity, looking the way it does. Before our current era of recorded history this earth certainly has been a very busy place, almost as if it were getting ready for us to arrive. Life forms have ...
This week marked the release of my latest book - Professional XML. I wrote this with friend Kent Sharkey and some other authors including Michael Kay (editor of the XSLT specification and other things). This book came out really nice and after quickly covering XML - goes straight into covering all the major technologies that are based upon XML. The Amazon site doesn't seem to provide the table of contents at the moment, so here it is: 1. XML Syntax 2. XML Editors 3. XHTML and CSS 4. XFL-FO 5. Document ...
FYI – in case you haven’t got a concise list like this. In case you hadn’t heard. We have just released the March CTP for “Orcas” and the .NET Framework 3.5. Customers are able to get a VPC with the installed bits from here. As with all CTP’s it is important to have your customers provide any feedback. The .NET Framework 3.5 brings no breaking changes. New technology is being added including LINQ, AJAX, Windows Foundation, WCF and WPF Developer Tools and BCL enhancements. ...
Take a look at the list of proposed features for .NET 3.5. Nice table that gives an overview of what's to come. Tighter integration of WF & WCF with specialized WF hosts for WCF (ServiceHost). Also, syndication support is part of the base class library. So, publishing through RSS or ATOM is far simpler than it already was. That's a technology that's ubiquitous. Faster execution & GC. Anonymous & name pipe base class support (I see easier WCF channel implementations). And of course Add-in ...
As I began fooling around with my new Geekswithblogs blog I noticed a little checkbox in the Options section called "Allow webservices". Obviously that was some sort of API for uploading new blogentries, but how do I access it? Did I have to write my own app access it? No, Office 2007 has an awesome feature for blogging. It allows you to hook up to pretty much any blogging API including Blogger, the company Sharepoint, CommunityServer, Windows Live Spaces, WordPress, TypePad and most importantly ...
I finally bought myself an O2 Atom Exec (mobile phone), that I've been waiting long to lay my hands on. Guess I will be busy, the next couple of days checking out all the features and gazing at it :). Check out the review here: http://www.mydigitallife.in... RegardsBenny MathewSeamless Integration SolutionsBizTalk Consulting, Development, Traininghttp://www.seamless.in ...
I have uploaded an update to the BizTalkGurus.com BizTalk Bloggers OPML file. This update adds 6 new BizTalk related blogs and brings the total to 97. You can download the OPML file here. If you do not want to track the blogs yourself, you can see most of the blog content online on the syndicated blog site. Currently, Community Server does not support ATOM feeds. So the blogs that only have ATOM feeds will not show up. Too bad since some of the best BizTalk blogs are on Blogger ...
Somewhere along the line, AZGroups removed the "Blog Roller" from their site. I liked it, because it was one go-to place to get my morning 'news' .. headlines from a lot of folks, similar to what you have at asp.net. I like Squeet and will continue to use it but there's just something about going to one central place. So my goal was to build a Blog Roll for my site. I ratted around and found a blog entry from Dmitryr, talking about the release of his RssToolkit on CodePlex, and it looked like just ...
I'm not sure why I just got this today, but in an article from October 6, Eric Smith displayed a very concise method of building an Atom feed from a database. This isn't exactly what I've been trying to do, but it might be the second half, assuming I can read the feed into the StringBuilder to begin with... definitely worth a try, and why didn't I think of writing it out like this before ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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: ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Who's down with APP? You down with APP? Yeah, you know me. Atom Publishing Protocol is naughty, by nature. Its the bad boy on the street who knows it all and is intimidating all the other kids on syndication street. It has made friends with the Googlers, and with this new found friendship it plans to take over all the street corners in Webservicetonvillelandberg. My question is - what services support APP? I read that Blogger is rolling out support for it - but what other services are? Update: Elias ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
Sam Ruby points to this demonstration of "situational mashups" using IBM's DB2 v9. DB2 v9, aka "Viper", supports XPath and XQuery, and even Atom syndication. Interesting to watch, because the demonstration is done in QEDWiki, which the speaker calls an "enterprise mashup maker". This is similar to RSSBus, in that you can easily wire together feeds and data to create customized views of data. I like the modularity of RSSBus, in that there is no end to the potential number of operations available to ...
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 ...

Two atoms were walking down the street. One said, "Oh no, I think I've dropped an electron!" The other atom said, "Are you sure?" The first replied, "Yes, I'm positive."

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Gmail atom feed allows you to display your unread email messages using any rss reader control. Its pretty sweet! Check out the link below to read your unread email. https://mail.google.com/mai... powered by IMHO ...
I haven't been posting much lately because I got pretty busy over the past few months and it looks like it isn't going to change quickly either. I got added to the new zealand .NET user group with this blog. and would like to thank nic wise for adding me. his blog can be found @ http://www.fastchicken.co.n... I decided together with 2 other guys to start writing a book about quick and simple programming using .NET 2 technology. And what better way is there than to write a fully working application ...
Over the past several years the popularity of website syndication through XML syndication standards like RSS and ATOM has flourished. Originally, syndication feeds were the domain of technical sites (like 4Guys, which has an RSS feed of the most recent articles) and blogs. However, more and more mainstream sites are picking up on the trend, helping information consumers stay up to date with a website's content. Typically sites that offer a syndication feed provide a little orange button named XML ...
Being involved in the development of an aggregator I can feel the urging need for a way to standardize different kinds of content like blogs, bookmarks, music, photos, video and more in order to share and consume that data. Get the iTunes feed and you only see the title of the song.Get flickr's feed and nothing to describe the photo as well. Unfortunately RSS and Atom were not designed to handle data other than feeds. Enter XList, the new way to represent data in an aggregated world.If it can be ...
Derek Hatchard tells us about the new Atom feature of GMail. It seems that https://gmail.google.com/gm... is a way to aggregate to your email. If you are like me and got a few GMail names with your invites, then you probably know the pain in the butt that it is to check multiple GMail accounts. If you use an aggregator like RSSBandit, they protect you from subscribing to the same feed more than once, but if you concatenate a querystring on the https://gmail.google.com/gm... url ...
ESS, Event Share Specification, is currently in it's 0.91 version and will be where it will stay until something major is needed for future usage. It is drafted format, it was sampled for usage inside an RSS container element. We took this approach because at the time, RSS was the most popular source of syndication, but wouldn't always be. Now that Atom is gaining popularity, I have decided to add an appedix to the specification with a sample usage of ESS inside an Atom container element. The sample ...
I am sitting here at XML Dev Con, jealous? It is definitely the event that everyone has hyped. Tim Bray gave a thrilling presentation on syndication formats and primarily the love of Atom. This talk made me dream of ESS being a popular syndication format and residing in Atom. Without changing the spec, I have tasked myself to write a sample of ESS inside Atom to prove it will work because of the containerless approach we took, it can reside inside the "entry" element. Anyone interested in seeing ...
Now this is wow, I was waiting for this for a long time and finally there is a provider who is supporting email access using feeds and which can be read in a news aggregator. Gmail has done it again. Now one can receive Gmail email into RSS aggregators using ATOM feed.Now my Gmail account is still not updated and I cannot see this option yet, but I am excited by this news. Also looking forward to other options as shown by Nathan Weinberg on his blog. Some other related news can be found here. Tejas ...
Here’s the comment I posted to Scoble’s blog about the RSS vs. Atom debate that’s been sparked by the W3C’s invitation to the Atom developers to work toward standardization. To me, this is not a VHS vs. Beta argument but rather very much like a DVD+RW vs. DVD-RW argument. In both cases, both formats can be interpreted by about 99% of "reader" devices. Nowadays most DVD recorders can burn to both formats as well. The only difference is in the label that's on the media. A few ...
Jeff, Congrats on being MVPed ... how about as a present to the GWB community adding support to Atom feeds @ GWB ? Am I asking for too much .... ;)