Application Development: Google Fashioning PubSubHubbub as RSS on Steroids
Google programmers have begun propelling PubSubHubbub, a new feed protocol that allows programmers to turn existing Atom and RSS feeds into near real-time data streams. This enables new content or updates to existing content to show up in RSS and Atom feeds really fast. Google programmers Brett Slatkin and Brad Fitzpatrick launched PubSubHubbub last month and have been busy rolling it out to existing Google Web services, including Google Feedburner, Google Blogger, Google Reader shared items and Google Alerts. Google has open-sourced PubSubHubbub and provided instructions for programmers to add the technology to their own applications. In this slideshow eWEEK shows how the technology works, with the instructions courtesy of Google.