What I want in a feed aggregator
This was originally posted on blogger here.
The list is simple:
- One page that displays all the content. Maybe do some pagination, or hide descriptions and just show titles. Otherwise have tags, author, description, and link to original post.
- One page with a text area that accepts one feed per line.
- Include some sort of authentication.
Ways to get this done
Google App Engine handles #3 for me nicely and gives me free hosting. But feedparser doesn't play well with it and I'm not about to do that kind of debugging. Maybe I ought to try BeautifulSoup?
I'm tempted to try a pure Django system, since that could handle all three, but then I would have to pay for hosting. The same would go for Grok as well. I don't want to pay for hosting yet. Or maybe I ought to just pony up a few bucks a month anyhow...
Of course, I can always write my own simple wxPython client.
What to do... what to do...
Update: Never code on two hours sleep. I'm going with Google app Engine because I realized that when you import of feedparser you can't do this:
Tags: django beautiful soup feedparser grok GAPE rss wxpython legacy-blogger