"Microsoft's tactics in the sector -- enter with low-price, "good enough" technology and nibble away market share from entrenched rivals slowly but surely -- sound familiar to anyone who followed the browser battles of the late 1990s. So, is Oracle in danger of getting Netscaped?"
While choosing an RSS Aggregator, I am stuck into the triangle of Syndirella, SharpReader and RSSBandit. I prefered Synderilla at first because of the "Press space to move to next unread feed" feature. Then I felt ignored by missing the threaded post functionality and therefore move to RSSBandit. It comes with the better of all UI for aggregators, but there are cetain things which I didnt like. First of all is the amount of memory that it consumed and second to that is the speed with which it works. After pressing "Space", I had to wait for a couple of seconds before it renders the feed. In addition, I personally find it very annoying to face a pop-up message box whenever a feed invalidates. In contrast, sharpreader does perform well. Only the "Press space" functionality because of which I moved to synderalla is missing. I still like Syndirella to grow, but there are some individual efforts to extend it instead of making a collaborative effort.
A couple of other options that I would like to see in Aggregators are:
-The ability to subscribe to any feed from the Internet Explorer's Context menu. This will be ultraefficient method of subscribing to any feed.
-When importing an OPML file, I would like to select or deselect any of the feed. This feature is displayed in the upcoming FeedDemon.
[ DENIM is a system that helps web site designers in the early stages of design. DENIM supports sketching input, allows design at different refinement levels, and unifies the levels through zooming. ]
Some Quick links
- XML standards poster: http://www.zapthink.com/reports/poster.html
- Web Services Repository: http://www.webservicex.net/WS/default.aspx
It also has a RSS feed
- Pdf Book about Domain-Driven design (Draft)
- Web Service Idea