Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Following Open Source via RSS

I have recently been working on an ASP.NET MVC project, where I have included many Open Source projects. Most of them were included using NuGet (a great tool by the way, you should get it if you don't already have it!). So, for a lot of these open source projects that I an now using, I like to keep track of what changes are happening in the projects. A great way that I have found to do this, is to track the commits to the projects via RSS. I have subscribed to the RSS feed of the commits for the projects in Google Reader and then grouped them into an OpenSource folder that I can monitor. For me, this is a really easy way to see what is happening on a project and to watch out for interesting updates.

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Helen Neely said...

Nice tip, but the only problem is that Google have just retired their RSS Reader.

I guess one can use something else.

Paige Cook said...

@Helen - Google Reader was not retired, it had a UI update applied to it, so that it looks more like the other Google Apps now. I have heard many people complaining about the new UI, but it is still available.

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