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

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Chapter 2. Development kick-start

With the help of the MetaWebLog API, we’ll get our feet wet and build a simple blog application.

In this chapter, we’ll walk you through the installation of a blog server and the development of your first blog app, a simple console program that can post to a blog.

2.1. Blog server setup

The examples in this book should work with just about any blog server, but to make things easy for you, we provide an easy to install blog server, Blogapps server, based on the Roller blog server, which you can use to run the examples. Blogapps server is exceedingly easy to install, includes an integrated wiki, and supports all of the blog and wiki features we need for the blog apps in the book. You don’t have to use Blogapps ...

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