April 25th, 2002


New Client in Development

Hi, this is my first post in lj_dev, and I'm doing it from a C# client that I'm working on developing. I don't have a lot of information about it available online yet (a problem which I'm going to rectify very soon), but if anyone is interested in it, I set up the ljnetdev community to host discussions about it.

A little background about me: I've been on LJ for over a year, just recently became a permanent account holder, and I've developed Windows software professionally for the last 6 years. Recently my work is in .NET, C#, and before that, C++, but before that I also did some Java, both Swing-based and JSP development.

Nice to meet everyone. :)

journals on external sites... or "what if the site is down?"

I have a question that I could use a bit of developer help on...

I'm creating an external site where the weblog will be powered by LiveJournal. Hopefully, it will be a fairly high-profile site... an example of what LiveJournal can do. My big concern, however, is this... what if LiveJournal is either down or slow?

Technically, our future solution for this is supposed to be MyLJ, which would allow you to FTP to an external site when you make your posts. However, I was thinking that there might be an easier solution for the interim -- that of running a script on an external server that scrapes your journal content, saves it, then loads it, as needed.

Has anyone tried anything like this? If not, would anyone like to give it a shot?!