Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 06:34:00 +0200
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Monitor PHP Extension Releases with Y! Pipes
Like many of my fellow geeks, I’ve found a few moments to play around with Yahoo Pipes over the last couple of days.
The first pipe I’ve created and published is the PHP Extension Monitor. It’s an aggregated feed that pulls in release information on several cool extensions that aren’t announced in the PECL feed, such as Suhosin, XCache and DBXML.
Since I use all of these extensions at Mashery, I thought it would be nice to have an aggregated feed to keep track of those releases along with the PECL releases feed.
So, please check it out. Hope it’s helpful to someone else out there. Please make a note in the comments if you’d like to see additional cool extensions added to the feed.
My thoughts on the creation process: Pipes is a cool tool, and a very impressive bit of UI scripting. As Aaron noted, the actual generation of the feed is quite slow. I hope they have some kind of caching in place.
If the PHP Extension Monitor feed is a popular idea, but Pipes proves to be too slow to handle it, let me know and I’ll create a more traditional back-end aggregator for it.