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Testing the Blogger API The

Testing the Blogger API
The Blogger API is a cool thing. Don’t believe me? Well, just check out this post. No not the post below, this one, the one you’re looking at right now.
Huh, what?? ‘What’s so special about his post Dean’ you ask? Well, it was all done with a few lines of code using XMLRPC::Lite. This means I can am no longer bound to the contraints of the user entry forms provided by MoveableType. Instead, I can code together solutions such as using Cron to post stuff I’ve written the night before during the day while I’m at work – and in turn getting the most visible pings on various aggregators. I can use various news feeds that scan for keywords to automagically post – though that’s living a bit dangerously for my tastes.
The point is, now that I’m posting programmatically, I am only limited by the bindings of bandwidth and imagination. Cool beans!

2 Comments

  1. Do you have any idea how irritating/frustrating it is to read the Blogger API site or the post like yours, and conceptually understand the usefulness of this tool? Why can’t it be clearly explained to people that don’t code well?
    These tools will remain in the hands of tech types until someone learns that average users need it explained in useable and realistic terms,ideas and words. If the geek world is going to get it’s message out, they need to be able to translate the instructions effectively for the rest of us? And, I may add, the majority of us. Not just a few geeks.
    Just a few lines of code? Give us a break. Blog on!

  2. Hey, wasn’t this posted originally in September? Oh yeah here it is: http://www.healyourchurchwebsite.com/archives/000342.shtml
    Did a Cron job get misfired or something? By the way I completely agree with you, on this post and the other one.