In this new post to his blog Padraic Brady points out that the Zend Framework component he's been working on, Zend_Feed_Reader, has officially been promoted into the trunk of the Zend Framework.
Zend_Feed_Reader grew out of my need to have something that is not just capable of reading feeds, but was capable of understanding and interpreting them. If you've used Zend_Feed, you know that getting something simple like content, or a creation date, is a task that requires a bit of work. [...] So, is Zend_Feed_Reader any different? Well, I hope so. But you'll have to dig a little deeper to see it.
He gives an example of its use showing how to import a few different feeds, looping through the components and how it compares to a similar Zend_Feed object.