[SciPy-Dev] design decision needed on implementing Feeds in SPC?

Surya Kasturi suryak@ieee....
Tue Mar 26 11:42:53 CDT 2013


On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 9:53 PM, Surya Kasturi <suryak@ieee.org> wrote:

> Hi guys,
>
> My next target in Scipy Central development is to implement RSS/Atom
> Feeds. As feeds provide us lots of functionality (Feed Readers, Email
> Subscriptions etc.. ) I decided to take this up.
>
> (what do you think of it?)
>
> From the issue tracker on Github, I have also seen API as "need to be done"
>
> Here is the thing: If implemented nicely, Feeds can be used as API to a
> great extent. -- in cheapest possible way (no extra server load, no need to
> have OAuth, no need to have separate database tables, tracking calls etc.. )
>
> This is where I stuck on -- taking design decision.
>
> If we got to use Feeds as API too, then we need to define our own xml
> elements, like "code", "snippet", "submission-link" etc.. (example).. I
> guess, these things are not required if we don't want api to be handled via
> feeds.
>
> So, what do you say? Any ideas on it?
>
> Note: considering my current time schedule, I will take this development,
> a bit slow.
>
>
> Surya
>
Forgot to mention: If we are only assuming "read only" api...
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