Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) September 05, 2012
After about two years of work, a small automation and web development company based in Milwaukee, WI released a real time news resource and search engine: rsshog.com. Ukora proudly claims that rsshog.com is officially in beta. Rsshog.com has been build completely using open source software like MongoDb, Memcache, Mysql, Php and Apache.
Currently news is indexed from around 50,000 sources around the world on a variety of topics. Users have up to the minute access to stories from a variety of sources.
To make this work on a small budget, aggressive caching and selective storing had to be used. "You tend to need a lot of servers/instances, over time, to store about 200,000 articles a day." Ukora's approach is to selectively store only articles deemed of high enough quality. The decision to store or not to store is made by a Bayesian text classifier build in Php with a MongoDb datastore backed by Memcache.
Rsshog.com currently does show ads, however it is not intended as a commercial project but as a showcase of open source software. Ads are there to help pay for hosting. Ukora states that ideally a configuration of 5 dedicated machines would allow the rsshog.com project to span much more of the internet while keeping the site responsive, and hopes that partnering with Google's ad-sense will allow that to become a reality.
Users can currently save topics and sections. The user landing page however is currently under development. Ukora believes that the user landing page will be ready late September. Until that time, Ukora invites news junkies to endulge, techies to find bugs and any other curious souls to take a look.