In a project I was working on, I needed to show the five latest items in an RSS feed as HTML on an ASP website. I found an ASP script online (sorry I cannot find the URL where I found it at this time) and I modified it for my needs. Here’s the ASP code I used to pull the RSS feed and show it in an HTML list:
No! Say it isn’t so, Google. Google will be shutting down Google Reader on July 1st. You can read Google’s official announcement post here. I’m saddened by this news as I’ve been using Google Reader for a while now and it is my main source to keep all of the sites I want to stay up-to-date with in one place and now I will have to find another RSS reader.
Luckily there’s a good article I found that lists out web and desktop alternative RSS readers. Make sure to check out LifeHacker’s Google Reader Is Shutting Down; Here Are the Best Alternatives.
I’ve signed up for NetVibes and I’m liking it so far. If you’re a Google Reader user and will be switching to another RSS reader, what service are you switching to?