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After announcing DelphiFeeds.com previously, I decided to post some notes about the technical details involved in creating this website.

The technical backend of DelphiFeeds uses a simple Python script to collect the different site feeds. This script is run periodically via cron. It uses the great Universal Feed Parser to download and parse the feeds and then stores the collected postings in a MySQL database. We’ve chosen Python for this job basically because of the nice feed parser library. The usage is simple and it works absolutely flawlessly so far.

For the frontend of DelphiFeeds we used a different language. It is entirely written in PHP. The frontend is responsible for reading the excerpts of the postings from the database and generating the HTML code for your browser.

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