This article describes the Mashup Center 2.0 content store.
Mashup Center 2.0 utilizes the content store through the widget builder
feature. You can access the widget builder directly from the mashup builder to create your own lightweight widgets and then deploy them to the content store. These widgets are called lightweight
widgets because they are simple ZIP files that you can edit and replace in the content store without having to package and deploy them as WAR files to the application server. When you need to edit a lightweight widget, you can simply edit the files in the content store. To connect to the content store, you can use the widget builder or a WebDAV client. Regardless of the access method, you can edit and save a file in its current location. The changes are effective immediately in the file system, and the next time you refresh the browser, the widget contents are updated.
You can also use the content store as a repository for resources that your other widget applications need at runtime. For example, you may have a PictureViewer widget that allows users to upload and display pictures. In this case, although the widget is deployed to the application server, the widget can access the users HOME directory in the content store to retrieve and display the images at runtime.
For details about how to work with the content store, see the following topics:
Understanding how files are stored in the content store
Accessing the content store through the file system
For information about how administrators can secure the content store, see Securing the content store