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Macromedia XML News Aggregator (MXNA)

If you’re not familiar with Macromedia XML News Aggregator (MXNA), you should check it out.

Why? Well, there are hundreds of websites out there dedicated to development and design using Macromedia technologies. These sites publish hundreds of posts and articles of interest to Macromedia developers. Rather than trying to keep up with hundreds of different sites, MXNA 2.0 lets you get all that information in once place. MXNA also makes finding the information you need extremely efficient with features like smart categories and advanced search option.

MXNA 2.0 is the second version of the Macromedia XML News Aggregator. It is an XML (primarily RSS and Atom) feed aggregator written in ColdFusion that allows readers to monitor almost 700 different Macromedia related weblogs and news sources, all in one place. The service now contains more than 70,000 posts! The URL is:http://weblogs.macromedia.com

Got a mobile device? Use MXNA 2.0 Mobile. It formatted and optimized for most mobile devices.

One of the features of MXNA is Smart Categories that are capable of categorizing posts in real time based on their content rather than what category their feed is in. They are better than categories because they group content much more accurately than standard categories can. For instance, if a feed that is in the ColdFusion category contains a post about Flash, that post will not show up in the Flash standard category, however it will show up in the Flash Smart Category, as will any post from any category that matches the Smart Category's criteria. Smart Categories are also capable of excluding certain terms in order to keep them as on-topic as possible.

MXNA was created by the Macromedia Developer Relations team, and is maintained by Christian Cantrell and Mike Chambers.