Big Blue's EGL CE (Enterprise Generation Language Community Edition), released Tuesday, is an Eclipse-based tool geared to building Web 2.0 applications. It leverages IBM's EGL modeling language.
"EGL is a higher-level programming language designed for developing powerful, modern applications," Smythe said.
"The goal is to shield developers from complexities typically associated with Web 2.0 application development."
"EGL CE is intended for anyone who wants to develop RIAs (rich Internet applications) quickly and efficiently. Since EGL syntax is easy for people to learn and can integrate across different business tiers, people from all development backgrounds (Java, PHP, COBOL, etc) find they are very productive using EGL," said Smythe.
It also can be used to build Java-based Web services without the need to write Java code.
Developers can build complex Web applications without coding in multiple different languages and patching pieces together for the end product, according to a statement from an IBM representative, and can spend less time deploying and more time coding.
Developers can download EGL CE at this Web page.