Next Thing To Play With

Alright … as usual I’m probably late to the game … but I just discovered a tool called SimplePie … what is that?  Well … it’s what’s known as a Feed Parser … which isn’t much on it’s own … but it can be used to pull down RSS and ATOM feeds and populate them onto a web page … or something else …

This is something I was trying to do on my own through Domino … and it was REALLY sucking … mostly because the underlying xml feeds are not standardized … where something like SimplePie handles all of the retrieval and translation … and then you can just deal with the resulting output …

In non geek talk?  Instead of me going up to Google Reader to get all my daily news items … I’d much rather just come right here … to my own home … and also be able to let the people who skim my blog see what I might be reading as well …

I’m gonna play with it … I’ll let you all know how it works out … 😀