June 10, 2005
I have owned the domain cfmx.org for a while now, and I have had a lot of ideas for what I can do with it. But I wanted to start using it, so I whipped up a ColdFusion only aggregator portal a few weeks ago. It takes coldfusion blog postings from MXNA, a searchbox for coldfusion documentation links from del.icio.us, current threads on cf-talk, and fusion authority alerts, and puts them all on one page.
How is this different from MXNA, and the Goog? Well for starters it only shows ColdFusion bloggers, and second the sidebar also has some useful stuff for cf developers.
Let me know if you know of other content sources that I should include, or if you have any suggestions for the site. Thanks.
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I am interested in creating a aggregator for the military. Do you have any insight or tips on creating one. I am an very experienced CFer but need to know what info is needed to capture subscribing blogs and how will my server be notified when items are updated. Do you think MXNA code will be available or released as a product?
I didn't really create an aggregator here I am just using a few RSS feeds. Building an aggregator is actually pretty tricky, because you have to poll all the feeds, and figure out if anything new was added - some feeds are nice and include unique id's for each item, and some do not. Also you should respect things like the TTL attribute of the rss feed, so you don't get the feed more often than the publisher wishes.
The MXNA code was written by Geoff at Full As a Goog, but I think Christian Cantrell, and Mike Chambers have added quite a bit to it. It was released in one of the DRK's a while back, not sure which one.
Your page is broken if the browser text size is set to "largest" in IE6. I do like your display of delicio.us tags
It looks like the del.icio.us/tag/coldfusion heading is whats breaking it because when you set it to a large size it expands the div. I'll look into fixing that somehow, suggestions anyone?
Pete, Can you add my blog? http://www.bytestopshere.com