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Lotus Mashups is a business mashups editor developed and distributed by IBM as part of the IBM Mashup Center system. Lotus Mashups is intended for use in professional environments, such as corporations and governments.
Lotus Mashups is a self-contained web application, requiring no external software to develop mashup applications. Mashups uses the Dojo framework for Web 2.0 functionality.
Integration with Websphere Portal
In an effort to thwart unauthorized access of sensitive data by externally created widgets, all widgets are self-contained and isolated, unable to pass code back and forth unless specifically enabled by the mashup author.
The data and administration counterpart of Lotus Mashups, InfoSphere MashupHub is utilized for the following tasks:
- Creating new widgets using data feeds
- Housing a catalog of user-created widgets
- Acting as catalyst for community collaboration
Although Lotus Greenhouse allows users to use Lotus Mashups free of charge, purchase of IBM Mashup Center is required for private collaboration. Consequently, the consumer market would likely find Lotus Mashups to be cost-prohibitive.
- Lotus Mashups home page
- Lotus Greenhouse - a web site where the public can test-drive Lotus collaboration products free of charge (registration required).