The odd bit

Once is an accident, twice is a coincidence, three times is an enemy action.

The odd bit - Once is an accident, twice is a coincidence, three times is an enemy action.

HOWTO: Feed Component

Version 2007.1beta1 of the eZ Components has been released earlier this week. This release features a beta version of the Feed component. The downside is that there is almost no documentation available about this component, but I’m sure that is just a temporary situation that will be resolved before the final release.

Anyway, programmers are a bit like adventurers: to boldly go where no one has gone before. It would be a shame to keep this adventure for myself, so what follows is a small and simple tutorial that will show you how you can display items from an external feed.

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eZ components hit the road

eZ systems has released version 1.0 of the eZ components, an enterprise ready general purpose PHP platform (that sounds fancy). In the two weeks since release candidate 1, they’ve focused on writing tutorials for each component to make it easier to start using them. But that’s not all they’ve done.

There is of course a complete changelog available for your reading pleasure and of course the whole press release.

And as Tobias Schlitt kindly pointed out, they are already available in Gentoo‘s Portage tree. Just sync against your preferred mirror and emerge. I didn’t encounter any problem so kudos to Sebastian Bergmann for the quick action! :)