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RSS, Atom, OPML, PHP and All That: A Course for Developers

PHP Feed and Syndication Development

February 28th, 2006

This February, New York PHP Community explores the world of RSS and related technologies. As PHP developers, we're often called upon to generate and read dynamic feeds. Join us this month as author, professor and Java developer - yes, Java developer - Elliotte Harold gives us an indepth look at these essential technologies.

XML based syndication is moving from its foundations in weblogs to unexpected arenas: source code control systems, audio narrowcasts, e-mail, bug tracking, stock tickers, and more. News readers like Vienna, NetNewsWire, RSSOwl, and Newsgator are replacing classic web browsers for many uses. This session explores the fundamental technologies underlying this explosion of content: the various versions of RSS, OPML, Atom, and the Atom Publishing Protocol. Learn the tricks and techniques for integrating these XML applications into your products as both clients and servers.

Elliotte is originally from New Orleans to which he returns periodically in search of a decent bowl of gumbo. However, he currently resides in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn with his wife Beth and cats Charm (named after the quark) and Marjorie (named after his mother-in-law). He's an adjunct professor of computer science at Polytechnic University where he teaches Java, XML, and object oriented programming. His Cafe au Lait web site at has become one of the most popular independent Java sites on the Internet, and his spin-off site Cafe con Leche at has become one of the most popular XML sites. His books include Java I/O, Java Network Programming, the XML Bible, and XML in a Nutshell. He's currently working on the XOM Library for processing XML with Java, the jaxen XPath engine, and the Amateur media player.

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