Consuming RSS in WebCenter

Another topic that comes up every now and then: how can I consume RSS feeds in WebCenter? First, let’s take a look at our options in WebCenter 10g.

  • XML data control – see white paper: A native ADF functionality, don’t even have to use any of the WebCenter bits for this one.
  • OmniPortlet – a simple but very powerful portlet to fetch data from a number of different data sources (XML, CSV, Database, Web service, etc.), and visualize it as a table, scrolling news, or any arbitrary HTML.
  • Google gadget: we intend to publish a sample that showcases how to integrate and RSS google gadget into your webcenter page; for the time being here’s a post covering google gadgets with parameters.

In WebCenter 11g we have another option:

  • According to our current plans, WebCenter 11g will ship with a native RSS reader task flow component.

Quite a few options to consider…