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Jekyll JSONFeed installed

I finally followed through with my plan from 2017 to install JSONFeed for this blog. Valid feed validated on Although I haven’t seen any breakthrough of this as a technology, I’ll keep it running next to the XML feed and will monitor all requests. This feed is compliant to the standard. To get it to work, I had to adjust my template a little bit and also use jsonify from the liquid template language. Overall, it was easier to get an XML feed to work as JSON is very picky about escaping of double quotes and other special HTML characters. My template for Jekyll is saved as feed.json and looks as follows:

layout: null
    "version": "",
    "title": {{ site.title | jsonify }},
    "description": {{ site.description | strip_newlines | jsonify }},
    "language": "{{ site.language }}",
    "home_page_url": "{{ site.url }}{{ site.baseurl }}",
    "feed_url": "{{ site.url }}{{ site.baseurl }}/feed.json",
    "items": [
        {% for post in site.posts limit:100 %}
            "id": "{{ post.url | prepend: site.baseurl | prepend: site.url }}",
            "url": "{{ post.url | prepend: site.baseurl | prepend: site.url }}",
            "title": {{ post.title | jsonify }},
            "content_html": {{ post.content | strip_newlines | jsonify }},
            "date_published": "{{ | date_to_xmlschema }}"
        }{% unless forloop.last %},{% endunless %}
        {% endfor %}

About the author

is an experienced Software Engineer with a Master's degree in Computer Science. He started this website in late 2015, mostly as a digital business card. He is interested in Go, Python, Ruby, SQL- and NoSQL-databases, machine learning and AI and is experienced in building scalable, distributed systems and micro-services at multiple larger and smaller companies.