With our software R & D team's release of texisScripts 7.0.3, the Thunderstone Search Appliance now supports both consuming and producing RSS feeds.
RSS feeds in crawled web pages will now have their links extracted and properly followed. This includes feeds that are normal hyperlinks and feeds that are embedded as the feed for that page.
In addition, all searches now have an embedded RSS feed for that search query. This can allow you to monitor certain queries to see when the results are added or updated. Just bring up the results that you'd like to monitor, and your browser's RSS icon will light up, indicating you can follow the feed for it. Please see the Appliance documentation under "Search Result RSS Feeds" for more details.
In next month's newsletter we'll discuss the OpenSearch support that was also recently added.
"Sorrow and scarlet leaf,
Sad thoughts and sunny weather.
Ah me, this glory and this grief
Agree not well together!"
A Song For September
Thomas William Parsons, 1819 - 1892
KMWorld, a publishing unit of Information Today, Inc., has included the Thunderstone Search Appliance on its 2009 Trend Setting Products list. The annual Trend-Setting Products awards began in 2003. This year KMWorld assessed more than 800 nominated products via a judging panel made up of editorial colleagues, analysts, system integrators, vendors, line-of-business managers and users. According to KMWorld, the 130 products selected all demonstrate clearly identifiable technology breakthroughs that serve the vendors' full spectrum of constituencies – especially customers.
KMWorld featured the list in its printed September 2009 edition, as well as online at the KMWorld.com site.
We know it still looks like summer outside. However, if your plans for 2009 include any projects that could benefit from the assistance of our Professional Services team here at Thunderstone Software – you should contact us soon to make sure we can accommodate your desired requirements and timelines.
We've got a pretty good load of development and implementation projects underway at the moment. So, please call +1 216 820 2200 if you would like to schedule any programming/consulting/training, etc. for this autumn or winter. Let's discuss your needs now, before time runs out, because we really do want to help you succeed.
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