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

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Chapter 18. Distribute files podcast style

Use podcasting to distribute files of any sort to newsfeed readers, podcast clients, and other applications with a simple JSP-based web application.

In chapter 5, our friends at the fictional FinModler technology firm decided to use podcasting to distribute dataset files to customers of the FinModler financial modeling software. While Nina worked on adding podcast download capabilities to FinModler, Rangu worked on creating a podcast server. He started by meeting with the technical support staff to define high-level requirements for the server. He came up with the following list of required features:

  • A web interface so that FinModler support staff can easily add new files to be distributed
  • A file-upload ...

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