Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 1:52 PM

Using River4 to flow news to Pinboard

In June I added the ability to River4 to write JavaScripts that run when a new item is added to a river. The run from a folder, so they're easy to edit. You can have as many as you like. They can do anything a Node.js app can do, they even have persistent storage. And they can modify the data that River4 stores. We gained a lot of experience from these kinds of callbacks working on earlier River software in the Frontier environment.

Yesterday, Nicolas Meier released a River4 callback that sends all items in a river to a Pinboard account. This makes it possible to use the RSS feeds to populate a searchable database of news items. A good demo of the callback facility and feed technology.

If you have questions, ask on the River4 mail list.

And thanks to Nicolas for this contribution!

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By Dave Winer, Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 1:52 PM. Shut up and eat your vegetables.