Make your own Java newsreader

XML feeds are the way today to keep a tab on what’s happening in the blogosphere as well as to know about site updates and new additions. I had heard about two popular open source feature-rich Java APIs to deal with the feeds, Rome and Informa but could never really savor them. For one of […]

Piping problem

I recently had a task wherein I was required to call few Perl routines from inside my Java class. You must be saying, what’s the big deal? Runtime.exec is what one needs. You are dead right, this comes to rescue when ones needs to call a non-Java process or an executable. With this, I was […]

Reading blogs with an Opinmind

Thousands of issues are raised everyday in blogs and among all those heavily opinionated posts, sometimes you wish you could get to know about both sides of a story, effortlessly. Opinmind is a new blog-search engine that does precisely that. It displays both the “positive” and “negative” opinions on the searched topic, with a “sentimeter” […]

Customized widgets with Google Module API

Google has expanded on this idea of customization of their homepage and now you can come-up with your own custom widgets for the whole world to use. Within days of Yahoo releasing version three of its widgets, Google has made its API to make modules public for developers to create modules, possibly host them at […]

Delicious, says Yahoo!

Yahoo has acquired del.icio.us, the pioneering social bookmarking service made by Joshua Schachter, an unpredictable yet great move for the giant after the Flicker buy. With Yahoo hopefully integrating and augmenting the services, it seems tagging would now be everywhere. What a tasty way to end the year!

Introducing Avaran ~ Blogger templates

I have been planning this for some time and it feels good bringing to you, Aavaran, a site where you can get new Blogger templates with, perhaps for the first time, ready templates for Hindi blogs. Apart from new templates that I propose to add, most of the templates would be adapted from popular themes […]