What Is RSS?
(Skip this section if you already know all about RSS)
You may have seen little "RSS" buttons around the Internet. If you were wondering what they are…
"RSS" means "Really Simple Syndication." When you subscribe to a site's RSS feed, the information from that feed is sent directly to you. No need to go out and check for updates all the time.
How do you get started? Easy!
Download a free RSS Reader first. This is special software that reads the RSS feeds…
Windows — RssReader
Mac — NetNewsWire
Once you're set up, here's all you have to do…
Right-click (control-click for Mac users) on any RSS button on a site, blog or news source that interests you.
Then select Copy Shortcut ("Copy Link to Clipboard" for Mac, "Copy Link Location" for Firefox browsers), and paste that URL into your RSS Reader.
And that's it! You're subscribed.
Feeds available from IdealProgrammer.com
Right click on the RSS button and select "Copy Shortcut" to take the feed to your favorite feed reader or use the content in that feed on your own website.
-This will pull all posts about Databases
-This will pull all posts about Languages
Above are feeds already created for you to use. There are many other pre-created feeds listed in the right-sidebar under Pheeds. If you want to create a custom feed on any keyword likely to turn up posts I have made in the past, just type a keyword or phrase below and you will have a totally unique RSS feed to post on your site!
CREATE A CUSTOM
EXAMPLE: Say you want a feed from IdealProgrammer.com that includes any post that mentions "Visual Basic"; Just type in Visual Basic in the box above and you will see the RSS code window pop up.
Not only will you get this feed and all the items that are CURRENTLY at IdealProgrammer.com, but every time I post in the future about Visual Basic, the feed will automatically update, just like regular feeds do!