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Reading RSS Feed in Java (3 llines of code) Explained

Rome is a very simple Java API for reading RSS Feeds and is available under Apache License 2.0

Rome Home Page
https://rome.dev.java.net/

If you are a maven user just add this dependency

        <dependency>
            <groupId>rome</groupId>
            <artifactId>rome</artifactId>
            <version>1.0RC2</version>
        </dependency>

if you are using ant
  1. Add Rome jar from https://rome.dev.java.net/dist/rome-1.0.jar
  2. Add JDOM jar from http://www.jdom.org/dist/binary/archive/jdom-1.0.zip

And here is the code to pull feeds, 

import java.net.URL;
import java.util.List;
import com.sun.syndication.feed.synd.SyndEntry;
import com.sun.syndication.feed.synd.SyndFeed;
import com.sun.syndication.io.SyndFeedInput;
import com.sun.syndication.io.XmlReader;

public class App {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        String url = "http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_topstories.rss";
        URL feedUrl = new URL(url);
        SyndFeedInput input = new SyndFeedInput();
        SyndFeed feed = input.build(new XmlReader(feedUrl));
        for (SyndEntry entry : (List<SyndEntry>)feed.getEntries()) {
            System.out.println(entry.getTitle());
        }
    }
}

Checkout SyndEntry  API doc

It was that simple just instantiating SyndFeedInput and SyndFeed

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