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I just built a custom feed with this brand new feature myself. I selected technology topics that particularly relate to open standards and cross-platform development, and I chose two content types, articles and tutorials. I got a feed that displayed ten recent articles and tutorials, nicely formatted. Give it a try yourself!
Don't want HTML? Get Atom & RSS format
If you want to incorporate our content into your own personal news reader, you can also create custom feeds in RSS and Atom formats at the same Build your own feeds page on developerWorks.[Read More]
This week the RSS Advisory Board voted to expand its membership to 15 members. As stated in an rssboard.org news item:
The board is an independent organization formed in 2003 that publishes the Really Simple Syndication specification, helps developers create RSS applications and works to broaden public understanding of the format.
A friendly shout out to Chairman Cadenhead, with whom I once played some D&D-like role-playing games when we were both seniors at Berkner High School. Guess we were both doomed to geekish careers...
Note that meanwhile, several dW and IBM techies have blogged about the benefits of Atom, an alternative to RSS.
One detail of this announcement did prompt a raised eyebrow: "This proposal revises the charter to expand the board and permit deliberations on new members to take place privately, rather than on the mailing list RSS-Board" (emphasis added). Hmmm. Do closed deliberations regarding new board members make the standard any less open? Food for thought.[Read More]
Yesterday Sam Ruby posted this interesting blog entry with a bit of feedback about the new IBM blogroll. It garnered some good comments as well ... worth a look.
Of particular note is Sam's "planet" (a concept developerWorks has covered on occasion; see for example the January 2004 Edd Dumbill article XML Watch: Planet Blog). Sam's "planet" shows "Selected blogs postings by IBM employees." I like how this presents the latest content from all of these IBM bloggers (effectively creating an IBMer group blog), along with a blogroll that links to each individual's blog. And I'm especially impressed with how quickly Sam put this together. Kudos, Sam.
OK, back to perusing all these IBM blog posts -- some 50 entries already for today alone. Would a feed (Atom, RSS) combining all of these be a bit (too) overwhelming?[Read More]