On 6/22/2010 6:09 PM, Richard Conroy wrote:
> Hi,
>    I am looking to sort through the various options for processing RSS/Atom
> feeds in Ruby.
> I did some basic research, and FeedTools looks like the incumbent option,
> though many (old)
> blog posts warned that it is only minimally maintained (if at all).
> FeedZirra looks very popular,
> has been recommended here, and activity is pretty high.
>
> Does anyone have a complete list of all the library options? ( a link to a
> roundup article/blog post
> would be great)
> Does anyone have a particular favourite? Why you prefer it over other
> options?
>
> Posting links to reasonably up to date articles would be best. Google
> searches are turning up
> older articles predominantly, and thats not a good sign IMO.
>
> High on my list of features is:
> - Heroku compatibility.
> - Easy to use in a way that respects the feeds source
> - Allows me to treat RSS/Atom the same
>
> regards,
> Richard
>
>   
The RSS reader in the Ruby Standard Libs supports Atom as well:
http://www.ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/rss/rdoc/index.html

It is essentially undocumented, but there are some examples at:
http://www.cozmixng.org/~rwiki/?cmd=view;name=RSS+Parser%3A%3ATutorial.en