Programming and it’s uses…

I recently discovered, a library written by Mark Pilgrim that is amazing if you want to use python to consume rss feeds. It ‘normalizes’ the different versions of rss/atom out there into one request that you can use consistently. Doesn’t matter if it’s atom 0.1 or 0.3

A few links that are interesting together with as they show it’s usage:

I’m constantly amazed about the quality python code that is out there and you can just find via a simple google query. It certainly makes me think that choosing Python over, say Perl, was a good decision.

As for using to put relevant tweets on your website, note that you can also use javascript to achieve the same thing; go here for some goodies and an explanation on how to set this up.

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