IBM released on Tuesday a tool that it says will let businesspeople, rather than professional programmers, build their own Web applications.
Called the the Mashup Starter Kit, it is an updated version of QEDWiki tool. The starter kit lets people view and access Web information and company databases in order to build mash-ups--applications that combine information from different sources in a single screen.
IBM, which sells to corporate customers, sees a lot of potential in giving businesspeople the ability to build their own applications via tapping into various information sources.
For example, an insurance agent could combine internal rate information … Read more