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RSS and Atom in Action: Web 2.0 Building Blocks by Dave Johnson

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Chapter 0. What you need to know first

Here’s what you need to know about Java (or C#), web development, and XML to get the most out of RSS and Atom in Action.

RSS and Atom in Action is a developer’s and IT innovator’s guide to developing applications with blog technologies, newsfeed syndication, and publishing protocols. In this chapter, we’ll explain what that means and what you need to know to get the most out of the book.

First, because this is primarily a developer’s book, we’ll look at what you need to know about development. You need to understand either Java or C#, web development, and XML. For those who don’t, we’ll provide some pointers to good books and web sites that cover these topics. Next, to help you get oriented, we’ll present ...

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