Greater Quebec Software Symposium
April 20 - 22, 2007 - Montreal, Quebec
Atom: From Blogging to Data Syndication
You've probably read a blog or two, but have you ever looked at the underlying protocol that makes the blogosphere work? RSS kick-started the phenomenon, but Atom is the IETF specification that codifies it. Atom as a blogging dialect is interesting, but Atom as a data syndication format is something that is on the rise. Google recently deprecated its SOAP API and is aggressively moving towards Atom as its preferred way to interact with its services.
In this talk we'll look at the fundamentals of Atom. We'll use the Java-based Rome library to create and consume Atom feeds. We'll look at how Atom allows you to programmatically interact with your Google Calendar. This isn't your grandfather's web services, that's for sure.
About Scott Davis
Scott Davis is the founder of ThirstyHead.com, a training company that specializes in Groovy and Grails training.
Scott published one of the first public websites implemented in Grails in 2006 and has been actively working with the technology ever since. Author of the book Groovy Recipes: Greasing the Wheels of Java and two ongoing IBM developerWorks article series (Mastering Grails and in 2009, Practically Groovy), Scott writes extensively about how Groovy and Grails are the future of Java development.More About Scott »