Thursday, January 14, 2010

DZone Top Links Feed

I have a problem: The DZone Top Links section is great but doesn't support an RSS feed. It has feeds for just about everything else. This would be like digg or tweetmeme not having a feed for their most popular links. What makes it worse is I read a majority of their Top Links, but in order to do so I have to keep a tab open in firefox. Wouldn't it be great if I could just subscribe via Google Reader? And now thanks to Yahoo Pipes's screen scrapping capability you can.

Click this link to subscribe to the DZone Top Links Feed:

This was accomplished by cloning my RssHuskerPedia pipe and changing a few things around. These pipes depend on the Fetch Page module which essentially lets you scrap the page allowing you to create a list. This feed doesn't contain all the metadeta that would normally come from an official DZone feed, but it supports the basics and prevents me from missing great articles that I would have normally missed.

Please vote this up on DZone to get the word out and hopefully DZone will create an official one. If it gets voted up enough and makes it to the Top Links section, hopefully you won't get stuck in an infinite loop.

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