Feeds

What are feeds, how are they used...

What are feeds

Feeds are streams of frequently published information designed to be consumed by an application. They come in various formats but typically come in the form of either RSS(which is XML) or JSON.

How are they used

A feed is consumed, or parsed, by an application before it is ready for the outside world. Zest-CPilot, our CMS, comes with the ability to parse feeds as standard.

Feeds are incredibly useful for spreading information, Wordpress, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube all use them to allow you to integrate the data into you own application.