Neptune Programs: RSS Reader
It looks like my "one new Neptune program per month" goal got missed by a bit. I am going to blame a combination of cf.Objective, a recent vacation and associated upsurge in work.
In any event, here is the program for June (with only days to spare). RSS Reader is a simple program to get RSS feeds and display them on your site. While you could certainly use <CFFEED>, it is slow to get feeds on every page request and <CFFEED> sometimes has bugs (RSS Reader itself uses Ray Camden's rss.cfc under the hood).
The Mango Blog plugins are all doing this and it makes them easier to find and/or ignore.
That is certainly something that I should consider. I think the Neptune requirement and Mura plugins are a bit different (apps that require other MVC frameworks don't tend to include those in the title after all).
Still, I can see the utility in that.
Another thing that I have been considering is to include standalone versions that contain everything needed to run as well as isolated versions that can just be dropped into an existing Neptune site.
RSS Reader (http://rssreader.riaforge.org)
Author: Steve Bryant
Version: 1.0 Beta
Digests RSS feeds for display on site
There wasn't any indication that a special framework was required in the project title or short description. Additional standalone versions would be nice.
I have never used the notifications feature of RIAForge (clearly, I should). Personally, I think it would be nice if the "requirements" field was included in that. For me, if it needs a database I don't use, for example, that would be a show-stopper as well.
I'll put that suggestion to the site.
I asked, but Ray felt that would clutter up the email too much. Given that there is a lot of space available for the "requirements" field, I can see that potentially being overwhelming.