You know last week, when I said the book was ready to go to the printers and would be available this week as an e-book? We'll, I was wrong.
While we waited for Atom protocol to stabilize, things changed in the world of C# and Java feed APIs. Microsoft introduced the Windows RSS platform and a pre-release of the Windows Feeds API is available in the IE7 beta. And ROME has come along way too; now with Atom format 1.0 support and a growing list of extension modules. We decided that we just couldn't publish a book on RSS and Atom without covering the Windows RSS platform and ROME in-depth. So now I'm under the gun again, writing away into the wee hours of the night. I should be done by April 14th and, with luck, the book will be out in late May, just in time for JavaOne. That explains my sudden interest
in the Windows RSS platform.
The kids hate it, but I think it's for the best. Manning will have the very first book that covers the Atom protocol (with a working client and server), the Windows RSS platform and ROME in-depth. It'll definitely be worth the wait.
, atom protocol