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Parsing RSS Instead of JSON Info

Loving the tutorials here! I just finished the Downloading and Parsing JSON Data and everything makes sense. However for my blog, I'm trying to get it to work as well. It's Wordpress based, but the site archive is in RSS format and I'm not sure how to deal with it.

I've tried adding a JSON plugin but that only tried to reformat the already formatted RSS which didn't work.

I tried to use NSXMLParser but after 30 minutes of being lost, I thought I'd shout out for help. Looking for the same exact functionality as the tutorials here, but with this RSS feed!


4 Answers

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

Parsing RSS can be done, but JSON is so much easier and more lightweight. The same data is much smaller in JSON format, which means it's quicker to transfer over the network. We want to keep those network connections as lightweight as possible with apps!

Truly awesome support here! Not only to I get my solution, but also the reasons why JSON is better than RSS ;) Thank you both!!

This save me a ton of time! I can't thank you enough Treehouse, Amit Bijlani and of course Ben Jakuben.