IBM pioneers ‘instant’ customised web apps

Prototype technology from IBM could enable organisations to build customised business applications in minutes by linking together web-based components.

Prototype technology from IBM could enable organisations to build customised business applications in minutes by linking together web-based components.

The Enterprise Mashup technology uses a framework that can quickly assemble a website. The framework is based on open technologies such as Ajax, PHP and syndicated feeds (RSS or Atom).

Sites can combine web services, such as news feeds, weather reports, maps and traffic conditions, with enterprise content and public information sites, such as blogs and wikis – the technologies on which Web 2.0 is based.

The term Web 2.0 refers to a new generation of web services centred on content and information. Web 2.0 is designed to provide the ability for people to collaborate and share information online. It aims to offer a user experience that is more similar to desktop applications than traditional static web pages.

IBM plans to make the technology available on its Alphaworks Services website for testing by user organisations.

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