IBM Mashup Starter Kit Now Available!
The IBM Mashup Starter Kit is now available for download on the alphaWorks web site.
The Mashup Starter Kit is a preview of a new Web 2.0-based mashupplatform that empowers business professionals to rapidly get theinformation they need, no matter where it resides. This toolkit enablesusers to assemble their own Web 2.0 mashup applications, solvingbusiness problems without aid from information technology (IT)specialists.
The IBM Mashup Starter Kit includes QEDwiki and the IBM Mashup Hub technologies. The IBM Mashup Hub is a mashup server that stores RSS, ATOM, or XML data feeds and allows them to be merged, transformed, filtered, or otherwise manipulated. QEDWiki is a mashup creation tool that allows non-programmers to create business applications. QEDwiki and Mashup Hub have been discussed many times on previous blog postings here. What is significant with this announcement is that you can now download the QEDwiki mashup maker and Mashup Hub on your own personal workstation and access your enterprises data feeds. Software-as-a-service solutions for mashups will continue to be available from IBM and others. But now, we've addressed the problem that Mashup solutions on the "Internet" can't address because they can't access data within your enterprise's firewall.
You can still access on-line (SaaS) versions of QEDwiki, Mashup Hub, and DAMIA (DAMIA has now been absorbed into the Mashup Hub editor) to get familiar with the tools. I then suggest you download a copy of the Mashup Starter Kit (it's free after all!). With the Mashup Starter Kit you have the ability to create your own mashups using your own personal or enterprise data sources.
Give it a try!
Manager, IBM Emerging Technologies Development