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WCF service to get an atom feed

I am very new to programming and my first task is to create a WCF service that will take an ATOM feed and expose it to my application. Now, I've read up on XML serialization and syndication but it ...
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What should go in atom:author for autogenerated content in an Atom feed?

I've recently started digging into Atom syndication feeds and are planning to migrate some web services we're running into an more standardized model using Atom Syndication and the Atom Publishing ...
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Rendering trillions of “atoms” instead of polygons?

I just saw a video about what the publishers call the "next major step after the invention of 3D". According to the person speaking in it, they use a huge amount of atoms grouped into clouds instead ...
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Why atoms/symbols?

Why do programming languages like Ruby use symbols? I understand that String manipulation is much slower than using a lookup table as well as the idea that Strings are reallocated in memory no matter ...
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Should we use RSS or Atom for feed generation?

For various reasons we are required to add feeds to our product. The main reason is to be able to say to potential buyers that "yes, we have feeds". We do not actually expect the feature to be used ...