A while ago, I wrote an “article”:http://today.java.net/pub/a/today/2003/08/08/rss.html on RSS and the Java “Informa API”:http://informa.sourceforge.net/ for O’Reilly’s “java.net”:http://java.net site. This morning, my Google blog search called up an odd search result – it seems as though a certain Dr. Charlie Peng had copied the article wholesale for his BlogSpot blog, ‘IT Architect’. It looks like a blatant attempt to create a high-ranked blog in order to achieve something (probably commercial gain – I don’t think it’ll help him get girls). If achieving high-ranking is his goal, I’m sure he could of picked some better articles to steal, with some better buzzword density – RSS is _so_ 2003.
I’ve flagged the site, left a comment and informed O’Reilly. Knowing how responsive Google are at removing dodgy blogspot blogs, I don’t expect much to happen anytime soon – unless O’Reilly decide to throw so weight around that is. In the meantime, you can view the stolen article at “architectit dot blogspot dot com /2006/07/rss-in-jsp-using-rss-in-jsp-pages-by.html” (no link referrals for _him_) – although I’d prefer it if you simply read the original article over at “Java.net(Using RSS in JSP)”:http://today.java.net/pub/a/today/2003/08/08/rss.html.
August 18, 2006
I’ve written an article giving a brief introduction on IoC for Java.net, and its been published today. For those of you already familiar with the concept it’s probably not terribly useful, but hopefully it’ll serve as a gentle introduction for those that have yet to look into it.
February 10, 2004
Over at java.net, my second article, More RSS for Java is up.
October 31, 2003
Just found the site “RssWeather.com”:http://www.rssweather.com/, which as you can guess provides RSS feeds with weather forcasts. Its mostly centred around the US and Canada right now, but they have a feed for “London(RssWeather.com’s RSS 2.0 Feed for London)”:http://www.rssweather.com/rss.php?config=&forecast=zandh&icao=EGLL&alt=rss20 which is handy for me. It will also make a great example for my next article on RSS and Java…
October 26, 2003
Work is proceeding on my second article on the “Informa API”:http://informa.sourceforge.net/ – I’m currently refactoring the
FeedManager class whose use forms the basis of the article. The
FeedManager‘s job is to manage multiple feeds, and handle their lazy loading (which will fix a major flaw with the simple code presented in “my first article(Java.net – Using RSS in JSP pages)”:http://today.java.net/pub/a//today/2003/08/08/rss.html). I’m also getting to grips with OPML – support for which was added to Informa as of the 0.4.0 release by Niko Schmuck (Informa’s project manager), and will be adding a method to add channels from an OPML file to the
FeedManager itself. All changes will be going back into the Informa code base – expect them to appear in the next release.
October 16, 2003
Seems my “article”:http://today.java.net/pub/a/today/2003/08/08/rss.html on RSS and Java that I wrote for “java.net”:http://www.java.net/ has made its way over to “OnJava.com”:http://www.onjava,com/, albeit only via a link from the front page. The second instalment will get finished sometime next week – it covers more aspects of the Informa API and the use of OPML files.
October 9, 2003
I’m off to the “Leeds Festival”:http://www.leedsfestival.com/pages/index.asp this weekend, and I was supposed to have the first draft of my second article on Java and RSS done before I go. Whilst no-one was waiting for it especially, I’m very annoyed at myself that I didn’t get it done it time. All the background research is done, I just have to write it up – its 4 hours work at the most, and I’ve had two weeks to do it since I set this self-imposed deadline. I am supposed to be going to see “Beck”:http://www.beck.com/index.php at the “Brixton Academy”:http://www.brixton-academy.co.uk/brixton/pages/index.cfm tomorrow, but between a potentially long day at work and the need to get things ready before I head “up north(Guardian online – It’s grin up north)”:http://media.guardian.co.uk/bbc/story/0,7521,1014134,00.html on Friday, I might give it a miss – if so I’ll attempt to get something done.
August 20, 2003