Creating RSS feed for a page with no RSS feed

It is not often that I get excited about technology. Let me rephrase that. I get excited about technologies all the time. It is not often that I get excited enough by them to keep using them again and again.

While researching for my presentation on “Working with Web APIs“, I started working with dapper.net to create an RSS feed for a page on a website that did not provide an RSS feed. And there a gazillion such pages on the internet.

And what can I say. Dapper rocks!

There are so many sites on the internet that do not provide RSS feeds (or similar “get” API methods). Dapper lets one create such an API method very easily.

For example, http://www.shadocms.com/shadozoom/events/news.cfm does not provide an RSS feed. So I don’t get to know of an update/addition to this page whenever it updated.

However, using Dapper, it is very easy to convert the contents of the page into multiple formats:

And so on.

Here is the link for the original dapp that I made on dapper.net.

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