Bloglines is cool

Live from Sevilla. Foggy this morning, but lots of sun in the afternoon!

Someone suggested buildling an RSS Feed Reader/aggregator as a sample Swing application, just to experiment with different ways to organize the model, the view and the controller.

And, since I don't really like any RSS feed readers around, I thought it could be a good idea.

The fact is that, as in Jonathan's case, I need a high mobility RSS feed reader. I switch computers all the time, so I need to store my preferred RSS feeds somewhere in the Internet. I can't rely on a local hard disk, either.

So I happened to pass by bloglines and I noticed their excellent REST services. Really cool. They keep all your RSS feeds for you, and cache them, and then allow you to retrieve them using a simple HTTP call.

And that's exactly what I need. They provide a simple RSS storage mechanism for me. For free. They keep all my RSS feeds there. And, more interestingly, they parse them for me. They worry about RSS 0.91, RSS 0.92, RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0, Atom 1.0 and whatever-the-version-is version and parse them for me. And they produce clean RSS 2.0 instead.

So I think that it may be a good idea to build a Swing rich client application that consumes bloglines REST services.

That rich client application could then be stored somewhere in the Internet. And, being downloaded using JNLP, I could then have a truly mobile RSS feed reader.

Cool.

Greetings from Sevilla,
Antonio

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That sounds like a fun idea, can we work some concurrency into it? ;)

ps-> I'm getting super upset with how the new math questions fail authentication 50% of the time. :( According to it 1+81 != 82, I always knew math was bad for you... \*rubs hurting head\*

Enviado por Jeffrey Olson en noviembre 17, 2005 a las 01:10 PM CET #

Sounds interesting. Certainly keep us posted on how it goes. If you need online storage let me know, I have plenty of web space that could be used for this.

Enviado por codecraig en noviembre 17, 2005 a las 01:46 PM CET #

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