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RSS Stuff

Laura Kalbag wrote How to read RSS in 2020. This would be a nice place to send someone curious about RSS: what it is, what it’s for, and how you can start using it as a reader. I like this callout, too:

Sometimes the content is just an excerpt, encouraging you to read the rest of the content on the original site. I think this defeats the point of providing RSS, where a big benefit is that the reader

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Pages for Likes

I posted about parsing an RSS feed in JavaScript the other day. I also posted about my RSS setup talking about how Feedbin is at the heart of it.

Dave discovered that Feedbin can also produce an RSS feed for all your likes. Likes is a feature of Feedbin, and fortunately also NetNewsWire, which syncs the likes back to Feedbin. You have to flip a settings switch in Feedbin, but then you get a URL for your likes. Here’s Read article “Pages for Likes”

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How to Fetch and Parse RSS Feeds in JavaScript

Say you have an RSS feed like this one. The goal is to request that RSS feed, parse it, and do something useful with the data in it. RSS is XML, and XML is arguably not as easy to work with than JSON. While a lot of APIs offer JSON responses, it’s less typical for RSS, although it does exist.

Let’s get it done.… Read article “How to Fetch and Parse RSS Feeds in JavaScript”

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NetNewsWire and Feedbin

NetNewsWire is one of the classic RSS apps, debuting in 2002. I was pretty stoked when it went 5.0 and was open-sourced in August 2019! You can snag it right here. (Sorry, Mac only.)

It’s super nice, is fast, and looks great. It has just the right features.

But… I thought, at least at first, that really prefer websites for reading RSS content. I have multiple machines. I have mobile devices. I don’t want my RSS to be limited … Read article “NetNewsWire and Feedbin”

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Footnotes That Work in RSS Readers

Feedbin is the RSS reader I’m using at the moment. I was reading one of Harry’s blog posts on it the other day, and I noticed a nice little interactive touch right inside Feedbin. There was a button-looking element with the number one which, as it turned out, was a footnote. I hovered over it, and it revealed the note.… Read article “Footnotes That Work in RSS Readers”

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Building a RSS Viewer With Vue: Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of this mini-series on building a RSS viewer with Vue. In the last post, I walked through how I built my demo using Vue.js and Vuetify on the front end and Webtask on the back end. When I built that initial version, I knew it was exactly thatmdash;an “initial” version. I took some time to work on a few updates, and while I won’t dare call this a “perfect” version, I do think I’ve made … Read article “Building a RSS Viewer With Vue: Part 2”

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Building a RSS Viewer With Vue: Part 1

As I explore, learn, and most importantly, play with Vue.js, I’ve been building different types of apps as a way to get practice with and improve my use of it. A few weeks ago, I was reading about the shut down of Digg’s RSS Reader and while great alternatives exist, I thought it would be fun to build my own with Vue. In this article, I’m going to explain how I put it together and also what’s wrong with … Read article “Building a RSS Viewer With Vue: Part 1”

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It’s Time for an RSS Revival

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Announcing JSON Feed