Chapter 10. Project 7: Hot News Sheet

If you're like me, you start your day by sitting down to work and opening a suite of web sites, trying to get a sense of what's going on in the world. In particular, I like to find both what's deemed popular by the mainstream media, as well the more democratic and populist views of the weblog community.

In this chapter, you'll build an application using RSS to provide a single web page showing what's hot from the mainstream news and the weblog universe, side by side. The application will additionally fold in results from a Google search on these topics for yet another angle on the news.