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Youtube Video: RSS Beyond Blogging
Today at ETech, Amit Sharma (one of the smartest guys at /n software) did a short presentation about RSSBus called "RSS Beyond Blogging: Connecting Applications with Feeds". The presentation went very well, and below is the YouTube version of the video that Amit started the presentation with. We worked on this video together using Camtasia Studio, and although it was an interesting and sometimes frustrating process working with Camtasia Studio, the final product looks great. Its hard to tell in this ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 27, 2007 10:18 PM

RSSBus new beta - rsb:pipe
A minor beta update has been announced on the RSSBus blog (read about it here). Last summer I talked about how RSSBus gives you the ability to pipe together feeds and items from feeds. One of the really cool features of this new beta update is a new RSSBus script keyword: <rsb:pipe>. This new keyword simplifies the piping of feeds. I no longer have to use nested <rsb:call>'s, instead I can just put a series of calls inside the pipe and they are automatically connected and what comes out ......

Posted On Friday, March 23, 2007 4:11 PM

Upcoming conferences: Etech, MMS, Web 2.0

/n software will be at several upcoming conferences, including the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, the Microsoft Management Summit, and the Web 2.0 Expo. If you will be there, stop by and say "Hi!".

Posted On Tuesday, March 20, 2007 9:26 AM

How to fix Technorati, CoComment, Twitter, and on and on...
Andy Beard, on his blog with more eye-cringing flair than any I've seen in recent memory, touches on a very important subject: "Technorati simply can't cope with new forms of blogging and RSS feed generation." This is only going to get worse for Technorati and many other services that use (not just track) RSS feeds. But I don't think the question is "how to fix Technorati?", as Andy suggests. I think the question is how to fix Technorati AND CoComment, Twitter, and the like. Fortunately the answer ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 13, 2007 2:46 PM

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