Watch Your RSS!

By davidjmedlock

…posted by davidjmedlock:

This blog isn’t quite so much about ColdFusion, but eventually, we’ll tie up all the loose ends, I promise. It will all make sense by mid-April.

Recently, we’ve seen quite a few articles about content distribution and syndication with RSS. You may remember some of these SitePoint Articles:

Now, until a couple of months ago, I had been very vaguely aware that it existed, but now that it’s become so popular it has captured my interest more and more. So, I’ve begun researching RSS (Real Simple Syndication) to find out more about its history, its uses, and how I can utilize it on my current sites to increase traffic and visibility.

This, of course, leads me to one problem: How do I use RSS in conjunction with ColdFusion? That sounds like a good article topic to me. Look forward to reading much more on the topic in my April article. In the meantime, here are some resources you can check out for more information on RSS (in addition to the SP articles above):

Hopefully that will whet your appetite for the upcoming article.

  • RSS has certainly become a big deal. Good to see we will have some programming examples. I have found it useful personally to reduce the number of email subscriptions I need, and professionaly, to add a new level of customization to web sites and web applications. Thanks for the links.

  • Tony Brandner

    What about ATOM? I’ve been hearing a lot about it, but not much in the way of details.

  • That’s interesting. I’m assuming you’re referring to the content publishing API at I’ll check it out and either include it in April’s article, blog about it, or dedicate an article to it…

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