feeedHose.root — a realtime firehose for RSS

A “feed hose” is like Twitter’s firehose but for RSS and Atom feeds.

It combines HTTP-based long-polling with feed elements.

I’ve written up the protocol on Scripting News with examples linking into a server I have running on hose.scripting.com that connects into the realtime flow of stories from the NY Times.

In this post, I’m releasing the Frontier tool that implements both sides of the protocol.


It’s intended for experienced Frontier programmers only. But if you have specific questions about how it works post them here or on the Frontier-kernel list.

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