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FooBar Search Alerts beta development starts

3/22/2005 11:52:00 PM, posted by anand

Just a few minutes ago, I changed the FooBar Search Alerts release tag to a beta version. Since June 2004, it has been chugging along as an alpha release.

The development mode that I am using here is incremental. I am continuously adding more features to FooBar Search Alerts. Some features are visible to users, some of them work behind the scenes. There is almost a daily build which makes its way into production. A few of the things that were accomplished recently:
  • Enabled status checking for the alerts. Now you can use the confirmation link (that is sent with every notification email) to check the status of your alert
  • Added privacy policy and terms of service
  • Added an FAQ section
In the next few days, I'll be working on the HTTP sourcing algorithm to factor in unsupported content types, banned hosts, size limits on fetching, if-modified-since http header, better charset encoding guess etc. Will also add the capability to the system to auto-cancel alerts if there is anything goofy (like banned host or an invalid content type) with it.
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