Friday, November 23, 2012
Reading RSS Feeds with Java and C#
I wanted to read a few RSS feeds using Java or C#. I started to write my own code for the RSS feed, and quickly realized that using the stubbed code generated by the various XSDs available for RSS is kind of a pain. I started to rewrite the code to use XML annotations, and that seemed like a bit too much work when it dawned on me that I should have done a search for RSS related code. That's when I found Rome.
I was able to read an RSS feed with just two lines of code that I copy/pasted from the Rome tutorial page. Very nice!
Here is a link to the tutorial:
I was also interested in seeing if there were any libraries for reading RSS feeds using C#. I found RSS.Net. http://www.rssdotnet.com/
It was really easy to get started by following the code examples that the author provided.
There is a handy library for you to use if you want to read RSS feeds whether you are using Java or C#.