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Apache Roller and Blogs as a Web Development Platform

Blogs, planets and feeds have put the tools for instantaneous world-wide web publishing into the hands of users of all experience levels. But these technologies also provide a platform for web development, which enables easy feed creation, aggregation and mashups. In this session how to use blogs as a development platform. You'll learn about standards-based approaches that use RSS, Atom and XML-RPC and some approaches specific to the Roller blog server. You'll learn how to use web services to automate web publishing, how to use blog server plugins to integrate new sources of data into your blog server, how generate dynamic feeds with JRuby in Roller and how to use a planet server to create custom feeds for your applications. The session wraps up with two use cases that explore using blogs, wikis and feeds in product development and marketing.

Orientation: Developer
Level: Experienced
Categories: Case Study,Java,New Technologies,Web Services,XML