Radio UserLand Kick Start: Tuning in to Radio UserLand Summary

This is part of Chapter 1 of the book Radio UserLand Kick Start by Rogers Cadenhead, published by Sams Publishing

As you have learned from this chapter's ride-along tour, I'm not just a Radio UserLand author. I'm also a client.

Radio UserLand was offered on Jan. 12, 2002, by Dave Winer and his team of programmers under the premise that individuals could exploit the content-management and information-aggregation capabilities that previously had been available only to corporations and other large enterprises.

With the right tools, common data formats such as XML, RSS, and XML-RPC, and the collaborative environment of weblogs, individuals can create new relationships, services, and software.

InfoWorld guru Jon Udell believes that Radio UserLand is a step in the evolution towards a World Wide Web that fulfills one of the original visions of its inventor, Tim Berners-Lee.

"The Web has been in a state of arrested development since shortly after its birth," he wrote for Byte. "It was meant, from the start, to be a two-way collaborative writing environment, not a one-way publisher-to-reader environment."

Chapter 1:

  1. Introduction
  2. Using Radio UserLand
  3. Starting the Application
  4. Reading XML Information Sources
  5. Extending Radio's Capabilities
  6. Finding Documentation
  7. Extending Radio with Tools
  8. Publishing Files Automatically
  9. Summary

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