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

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Chapter 7. The ROME newsfeed utilities

Learn how to use the ROME newsfeed utilities to fetch, parse, and generate all varieties of RSS and Atom newsfeeds with ease.

In the last chapter, you learned how to use the newsfeed parser and other newsfeed-handling tools that are built into the new Windows RSS Platform. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to use ROME, the premier newsfeed parser library for the Java platform. ROME provides many of the same features as the Windows RSS Platform, but ROME can generate as well as parse newsfeeds, it’s highly customizable, and it’s based on Java, so it’s not limited to Windows.

We’ll start with an in-depth introduction that covers ROME’s history and design goals and how it works. After that, we’ll look at ...

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