I got an email yesterday that a major update to the Argotic Syndication Framework was released. I have used the older versions of this framework several times for projects that need basic RSS & Atom parsing/generating so I'm looking forward to digging-in to the new release.
If you are not familiar with it, here is a quick blurb:
The Argotic Syndication Framework is a Microsoft .NET class library framework that enables developers to easily consume and/or generate syndicated content from within their own applications. The framework makes the reading and writing syndicated content in common formats such as RSS, Atom, OPML, APML, BlogML, and RSD very easy while still remaining extensible enough to support common/custom extensions to the syndication publishing formats. The framework includes out-of-the-box implementations of 19 of the most commonly used syndication extensions, network clients for sending and receiving peer-to-peer notification protocol messages; as well as HTTP handlers and controls that provide rich syndication functionality to ASP.NET developers.
To learn more about the capabilities of this powerful and extensible .NET web content syndication framework and download the latest release, visit the project web site at http://www.codeplex.com/argotic.
Also, here are some of the new features in this release:
a) Targeting of both the .NET 2.0 and .NET 3.5 platforms
b) Implementation of the APML 0.6 specification
c) Implementation of the BlogML 2.0 specification
d) Native support of the Microsoft FeedSync 1.0 syndication extension
e) Simplified programming API and better online/offline examples
Brian has done an amazing job on this project from the start. I had intended (and still hope) to jump in and contribute some of my own work, so its great to see how far it has evolved from its first releases.
If you work with RSS, ATOM, or any other syndication format/protocol, you should definitely take a look at this framework for your next project.