Simon Willison’s Weblog


Tuesday, 24th June 2003

Friends’ Blogs

My friend Tristan has got his blosxom powered blog up and running again. He’s also set up an experimental public aggregator of feeds from a small group of friends from Uni, using blosxom’s companion aggregator blagg. I think public aggregators are going to become a popular end point for RSS in the near future: they’re a great way of creating an instant community from existing weblogs. The Python Programmer Weblogs page is a great example of this in action.

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Bruce Eckel on Python as a teaching language

From the latest Artima interview:

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PHP philosophy, and bundling SQLite

Here’s a great quote from Rasmus Lerdorf (the creator of PHP) for people who have become disheartened with PHP’s lack of elegance when compared to other languages such as Python:

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BBC News Feeds

Adrian Holovaty has the scoop on the BBC’s new RSS feeds, one for every news index page of their site. Adrian has also written a bookmarklet to find the feed for any section of the BBC site.

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