General Architecture

Bad things about this app

Can consider this "an exercise to the reader"

  • The data model is terrible:
  • Everything is non-persistent
  • URLs and usernames as primary keys
  • Feed data is 100% stored in memory and returned in its entirety all the time for a given URL
  • Feed parsing sucks:
  • only RSS is supported, and badly
  • No tests except high-level stuff for 'reader' app
  • No support for SSL/TLS password sending over expected
  • It is done on the run and fairly ugly
  • banning doesn't cancel out existing sessions, just prevents new ones
  • No CSRF protection whatsoever
  • CSS is inline