IBM's New Lotus Mashups

At this week's Lotusphere conference IBM announced IBM Lotus Mashups, a new browser-based mashup builder for non-programmers. To be released later this year the application is designed to give users an easy way to build composite apps by combining internal enterprise data and services along with services from the open Web. Here's a screenshot of the application (via Ed Brill):

IBM Lotus Mashups

The announcement outlines the core functionality including:

  • A browser-based tool that provides easy assembly of new mashups
  • A rich set of out-of-the-box, business-ready widgets
  • A catalog for finding and sharing widgets and mashups
  • A builder for the creation of widgets that access enterprise systems

For more, see coverage by Martin LeMonica, CIO Today and this hand-held video recording of the Lotus Mashup demo from the conference this week.

Be sure to read the next Tools article: Mashups Break the Microsoft Mold