A feed is XML data that conforms to a specific data format. Feeds are used for content that is updated frequently. Many feeds are available through Internet and intranet sites. You can create a feed with one of the MashupHub feed generators.
There are two ways to add feeds to the catalog:
- Add feeds to the catalog that are hosted somewhere else. For example, feeds that already exist on an Internet or intranet site. You can add feeds that are in the Atom or RSS feed format.
- Create feeds and host the feeds in the catalog. The feeds are created in the Atom feed format.
When you add or create a feed, the feed is registered in the catalog. You can specify if you want the feed to be available to other mashup creators or situational application assemblers. You can specify that you want the feed to remain private, for your use only.
There are several examples that will guide you through the steps to create feeds. You can access these examples from the Getting Started actions on the Home:Catalog
Data source provider terms of service
Before accessing data used to create feeds, widgets, or data mashups, check with the appropriate data source provider for any applicable terms of service. For example, the IBM® MashupHub Widget Builder component of the Program allows a user to access third-party data sources or websites that are neither owned nor controlled by IBM. Access and use of such third-party data sources and websites may be subject to terms and conditions established by the owners or sponsors of them. It is the user's responsibility to check on and abide by any required terms and conditions for use of such data source sites.