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

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Chapter 6. The Windows RSS Platform

Use the new Windows RSS Platform to parse newsfeeds, manage newsfeed subscriptions, and synchronize data between applications.

In the previous two chapters, you learned the history of RSS and Atom newsfeed formats, the details of each, and how to fetch and parse newsfeeds by hand using the tools built into Java and C#. You also learned about newsfeed parser libraries, but we didn’t explore them in depth. Before you move on to learn about serving newsfeeds, which you’ll do in chapter 8, you need to learn what a full-featured newsfeed parser library can do for you. In some cases, such a library can save you a lot of work.

In this chapter, we’ll cover the newsfeed parser library and other newsfeed-handling ...

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