Item description for RSS and Atom: Understanding and Implementing Content Feeds and Syndication by Heinz Wittenbrink...
This is a concise yet comprehensive guide to feeds and syndication for content professionals, web developers and marketing teams who want to understand what RSS and content syndication is, how it works, what it can for them, and how they can get it up and running. The feed formats and vocabularies are covered in depth, and the book does require some familiarity with XML, but no scripting or development expertise is necessary.
RSS is examined in detail. The XML vocabulary and document structure is examined and explained clearly. Each element is illustrated with carefully chosen examples. The changes through RSS 0.9x to 2.0 are covered in depth as are extensions and modules such as BitTorrent, EasyNews and others. The style of the book is succinct and precise. The information is densely packed but well structured, making it both readable as an introduction and overview, but also highly functional as a reference. The author is authoritative but friendly in his style, and peppers the text with interesting examples and pertinent URLs. The book assumes a solid knowledge of XML and how the web works, but is not intended to be the exclusive province of the technically minded.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 7.3" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2005
Publisher Packt Publishing
ISBN 1904811574 ISBN13 9781904811572
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Reviews - What do customers think about RSS and Atom: Understanding and Implementing Content Feeds and Syndication?
Horrible - Can barely understand it!!! May 13, 2008
Very poorly written, and hard to read! If you already know everything about RSS, than it might be enjoyable. It doesn't teach you upfront, RSS and Atom.
Technical overview and details Apr 16, 2007
I already got some review copies of Packt books and successfully specifically asked for reviewing this one. My idea was to fix my sites' rss feed and get an overall feel for rss "behind the curtains"
This book delivers, as it describes all kind of "rss slangs" like rss 2, rss 1 and atom in understandable, yet technical English. If you've never did some html code or similar things, this book is not for you. But if you are technical minded and would like to understand rss, you might want to give it a closer look.
Complete, well written and highly reccommended Apr 5, 2007
Whether you are a developer or simply looking into making content syndication a part of your daily life, you need to read this book. From cover to cover, this guide covers everything you could possibly want to know about RSS, Atom and how they have changed the way information is being distributed online.
This is a must have guide for anyone interested in getting into podcasting or online publishing. The simple fact of the matter is that there is information shared here you need to know.
Again, a great buy and a guide that will become an ongoing resource for years to come. Buy this book, you will not regret it.
Very interesting Read Sep 13, 2006
The book has an excellent perspective. The author seems to look at the technologies to some degree from the perspective of market opportunity, which I like. Additionally, his language is both erudite and accessible; no small feat. All in all, an excellent resource if you need a briefing on this topic.
Good overview on the two syndication standards Jul 15, 2006
"RSS and Atom" provides a good overview of the primary syndication formats on the internet. A lot of this information is already available on the internet, but this book brings it all together including the history of the varying RSS formats to the evolution of the Atom standard. It also provides detailed information about each standard, the relationship to OPML and RDF, and an appendix that serves as a great reference tool for any developer who has to work with these standards.