In this lesson, we'll look at some variations and experiments that can be done on the approaches discussed in the previous lesson.

Instead of Atom, a different format can be used for the communication of changes via HTTP.

Rich site summary #

Atom is just one format for feeds. An alternative is RSS.

  • There are different versions of RSS.
  • RSS is older than Atom.
  • Atom has learned from RSS and represents the more modern alternative.
  • Blogs and podcasts should offer feeds as RSS and Atom to reach as many clients as possible.

Because server and client are under the control of the same developer in case of microservices, it is not necessary to support multiple protocols.

Therefore, Atom is a better and more modern alternative.

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