The other day, a member of the Alfresco community pointed out to me that while it is great we have so many people blogging on Alfresco topics–from authors both inside and outside the company–there isn’t a single aggregated feed of all of those valuable sources of information. I completely agree.
While we do have the blogs page, the technology we’re using to produce that is a bit cumbersome to keep updated. And that feed is mostly Alfresco employees. We also recently launched www.socialcontent.com, but that does not have links to a universal blog roll either.
To address this, I’ve created several new feeds in Yahoo Pipes. There’s one feed for each of the following:
- Alfresco Employee Blogs. Blogs written by current Alfresco employees.
- Alfresco Partner Blogs. Blogs written by formal Alfresco partners. These could be the partner’s corporate blog or employees of that partner.
- Alfresco Community Blogs. Blogs written by anyone in the ecosystem that’s not an employee and who doesn’t work for a partner.
- All Alfresco Blogs. An aggregation of the three feeds above plus the already-existing Activiti Team feed.
This should let you subscribe to specific feeds according to your needs.
Now, there’s no way I got everyone on my first pass. If I missed your blog, no worries! The whole point of using Pipes is to make it easier to maintain. To get listed, just shoot me an email with your ATOM feed and which bucket you belong in or respond to this blog post with the same and I’ll add you at my next opportunity.
At some point, hopefully in the near future, we’ll clean up blogs.alfresco.com with a new look-and-feel and we’ll switch the data source to use these feeds. Until then, add one or more of these to your feed reader and enjoy.