IBM® WebSphere® sMash is a platform for the rapid development and deployment web applications using popular web technologies. It quickly enables developers to go from concept to production in a fraction of the time required by traditional platforms and web application models. Developers can use the dynamic scripting languages Groovy and PHP to speed development and still have Java™ as the underlying system language for extension development. Add to this easy development of Representational State Transfer (REST) services and rich AJAX interfaces. This is a platform that excels at quickly getting Web 2.0 applications built. To speed deployment, the runtime environment is integrated, so there is no “server environment” to deploy to. ...

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