Friday, November 2nd, 2007
For developers, having an API available to access information from your favorite site is a good thing. It’s not always necessary, though, as shown by Christian Heilmann in his latest post. Christian walks us through the process of creating a Slideshare gallery using a simple RSS feed to grab the data:
When I checked my slides I had a look at the API of slideshare but I am always a bit bored with having to go through a developer ID and then do everything on the server. Thatâ€™s why I put on my â€œethical hackerâ€ hat and took a look at the RSS feed of my slides and found everything I need there! If you look at the source of the feed youâ€™ll see that it contains not only the titles and descriptions but also the media code, in this case the HTML to embed the right flash movies.
Posted by Rey Bango at 8:47 am