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This book is about RSS and Atom, the two most popular content-syndication technologies. From distributing the latest web site content to your desktop and powering loosely coupled applications on the Internet, to providing the building blocks of the Semantic Web, these two technologies are among the Internet's fastest growing.
There are millions of RSS and Atom feeds available across the Web today; this book shows you how to read them, how to create your own, and how to build applications that use them. It covers:
This book was written with two somewhat interrelated groups in mind:
Depending on your interests, you may find some chapters more necessary than others. Don't be afraid to skip around or look through the index. There are all kinds of ways to use RSS and Atom.