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IBM WebSphere sMash V1.1.0 brings smart application development to businesses

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-417
December 9, 2008

 
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This release of WebSphere® sMash accelerates the alignment of business and IT by allowing IBM® Business Partners and developers to quickly and simply build agile Web-based applications that respond to business opportunities. Key enhancements include:

  • Enhanced support for the production of iWidgets, which can be used within IBM Mashup Center
  • Increased applicability within Microsoft® environments, including support for Windows® 2008, Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Active Directory, and easier access to content in Microsoft data sources such as Excel Spreadsheets, Access Databases, and SQL Server 2005
  • Better performance and new features for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) developers

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).


 
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As more services become available and lightweight Web 2.0 technologies proliferate, businesses turn to rich, interactive Web-oriented applications that target immediate situational needs.

Enterprise departments and midmarket companies are seeking faster time to value to close what is commonly known as the IT delivery gap, the time between the identification of a problem or opportunity and when the solution is delivered.

WebSphere sMash V1.1.0 provides enhancements to the WebSphere sMash development and execution environment, enabling agile development of dynamic Web applications. WebSphere sMash gives developers the power to rapidly create, assemble, and run situational composite applications. It uses dynamic scripting, lightweight application assembly, and representational state transfer (REST) style service invocation.

By allowing developers to quickly and easily deliver dynamic Web 2.0 based applications, WebSphere sMash can help extend the reach of service-oriented architecture (SOA), rapidly improve the alignment of business and IT and deliver fast time to value. Similarly, WebSphere sMash allows IBM Business Partners to easily deliver solutions for midmarket and enterprise departments.

WebSphere sMash is based on Project Zero, an online development community (at http://www.projectzero.org) that represents the people who build and use WebSphere sMash and its future releases. The result is a dynamic solution, shaped by users, that improves developer productivity and efficiency in delivering business applications that are agile, simple, and fast.


 
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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware and software requirements section for details.


 
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December 12, 2008 (electronic software delivery).

January 9, 2009 (media and documentation).


 
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The popularity of lightweight Web 2.0 technologies is changing the type of programming that developers perform: they are shifting from service creation to application assembly. A REST approach to SOA is emerging, providing unparalleled access to data and resources. This is important because customers have data and services tied up in their existing applications and data sources. They need to expose this data and function in formats such as Atom, JavaScript™ object notation (JSON), Really Simple Syndication (RSS), and REST interfaces that can be more easily integrated into modern Web applications.

These modern Web applications must also tie in business processes and enable collaboration. Building such Web integration applications requires reusable building blocks and tooling to speed time to value.

Businesses also continue to expand their ecosystems and partnerships. These partnerships cause integration work items for IT, typically requiring a minimum of six months per request. A number of these business collaborations last less than 12 months, meaning that they require much shorter development cycles. Many of these situational applications are not being written today because they are simply not affordable or timely enough.

WebSphere sMash software is designed to improve developer productivity and efficiency through the support of dynamic scripting languages. These scripting languages are easy to learn, have a large number of reusable assets, and allow developers to focus on business logic instead of low-level functions when they need to write code.

WebSphere sMash can provide numerous benefits to clients and IBM Business Partners, including:

  • Improved developer productivity and efficiency
  • Simplified deployment of applications
  • Increased customer satisfaction and line-of-business (LOB) productivity by streamlining end-user interaction with Web-based applications
  • Access to a growing online development community of users and the WebSphere sMash development team

Improved developer productivity and efficiency

WebSphere sMash contains a scripting runtime environment for Groovy and PHP. This gives IBM Business Partners and clients access to programmers from the large and growing PHP development community. By combining PHP with a Groovy and Java-based runtime environment, developers can compose applications and services that draw upon assets from both the Java™ and PHP communities. IBM Business Partners and clients can use the best of both worlds. WebSphere sMash V1.1.0 enhances sMash PHP support, including performance improvements, additional PHP functions supported, and support for additional PHP scripts.

WebSphere sMash also features easy-to-build RESTful applications. Application programming interfaces are optimized for producing REST-style services, iWidgets for mashups, and rich Web interfaces.

Simplified deployment of applications

The lightweight foundation of WebSphere sMash is based on a "run and done" model in which the application acts as the server. WebSphere sMash allows developers to rapidly create and assemble services, data sources, and application functions and deploy with greater agility.

WebSphere sMash V1.1.0 applications can be more easily deployed within Microsoft IT environments with added support for Microsoft Windows 2008, Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Active Directory, and better accessibility to data that resides in Microsoft data sources such as Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and SQL Server 2005.

Another feature of this solution is its API for connections. This interface allows applications to connect to other resources through a number of protocols, including Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or HTTPS, Java Message Service (JMS) and file (s/FTP client) and e-mail (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), Post Office Protocol 3 (POP3) client).

Increased customer satisfaction and line-of-business productivity by streamlining user interaction with Web-based applications

WebSphere sMash supports Web 2.0 architectures and protocols, including REST and Atom for the service invocation model, JSON and XML for the data interchange format, and Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) for the rich client model.

This solution also features a supported AJAX development toolkit (Dojo Toolkit) for enablement of rich user experiences without requiring additional browser plug-ins. WebSphere sMash provides a visual editor for user interface (UI) design in which you can drag and drop Dojo artifacts.

Data access is provided through a layer of abstraction between the actual data store and REST. Inline structured query language (SQL) capabilities come directly from scripts, allowing straight SQL while simplifying common query patterns.

And when it comes to security, WebSphere sMash has capabilities for authentication and for authorization by users, groups and roles, as well as support for OpenID. Active Content Filtering (ACF) allows for validation of inbound request parameters, in addition to inbound and outbound JSON messages, to detect and remove malicious active content such as JavaScript.

Access to a growing online development community

A focal point for WebSphere sMash development activity provides access to a community of users and the WebSphere sMash development team. Visit

http://www.projectzero.org

Developers can use this site to:

  • Interact directly with the WebSphere sMash development team
  • Download the latest builds
  • View and submit bugs
  • Access source code
  • Read documentation
  • Access the latest browser-based tooling for WebSphere sMash

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM WebSphere sMash is capable as of January 9, 2009, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

IPLA and Subscription and Support considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.


 
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Program
number     VRM                          Program name
 
5724-V05   1.1.0                        IBM WebSphere sMash

 
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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware and software requirements

The following minimum operating system and hardware requirements must be met on the deployment and development machines (as indicated below) to support the basic installation and use of WebSphere sMash V1.1.0.

Operating system       Software               Hardware
 
Linux                  SUSE ES 10 32 bit and  Deployment Disk
                        64 bit                 Space (including
                                               JDK): 250 MB + 1MB
                                               per app
                       RHEL 5.0 32 and 64     Deployment Disk
                        bit                    Space (including IDE
                                               Dependencies and
                                               JDK): 275 MB + 1MB
                                               per app
                                              Only support
                                               Intel/AMD
                                               architecture
Windows Server 2003    Windows Server 2003    Deployment Disk
                        32 and 64 bit          Space (including
                                               JDK): 250 MB + 1MB
                                               per app
                                              Deployment Disk
                                               Space (including IDE
                                               Dependencies and
                                               JDK): 275 MB + 1MB
                                               per app
Windows Server 2008    Windows Server 2008    Deployment Disk
                        32 and 64 bit          Space (including
                                               JDK): 250 MB + 1MB
                                               per app
                                              Deployment Disk
                                               Space (including IDE
                                               Dependencies and
                                               JDK): 275 MB + 1MB
                                               per app
Windows XP             Windows XP             Deployment Disk
 Professional           Professional 32 bit    Space (including
                                               JDK): 250 MB + 1MB
                                               per app
                                              Deployment Disk
                                               Space (including IDE
                                               Dependencies and
                                               JDK): 275 MB + 1MB
                                               per app

The minimum operating system and hardware requirements for WebSphere sMash V1.1.0 are also listed at

http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/smash/reqs/

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

WebSphere sMash V1.1.0 contains the following:

  • Passport Advantage Media Pack Pointer Sheet
  • Quick Start Pointer Sheet
  • Quick Start Guide
  • One product CD-ROM

IBM Reliable Transport Extension for WebSphere sMash V1.1.0 contains the following:

  • Passport Advantage Media Pack Pointer Sheet
  • Quick Start Pointer Sheet
  • Quick Start Guide
  • One product CD-ROM

This is a Passport Advantage Offering only, which is distributed via electronic media and physical media packs. This program, when downloaded from an IBM Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information (LI), if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM WebSphere sMash uses the security and auditability features of the respective operating systems. The customer is responsible for evaluation and selection of the various IBM WebSphere sMash security features, including the implementation of authentication and authorization policies. This responsibility extends to the administration of WebSphere sMash security policies and security-related policies external to WebSphere sMash, such as the operating environment, network topology/security, and physical security.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.


 
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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/

To locate an IBM Business Partner, visit:

http://www.ibm.com/software/solutions/isv

 
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Ordering information
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

                                                    Product
Licensed function title             Product group   category
 
IBM Reliable Transport Extension    IBM IBM WebSphere
 for WebSphere sMash                 Application     sMash
                                     Integration
                                     Middleware
                                     Other
IBM WebSphere sMash                 IBM IBM WebSphere
                                     Application     sMash
                                     Integration
                                     Middleware
                                     Other
                                      PID        Charge unit
Program name                          number     description
 
IBM Reliable Transport Extension for  5724-V05   Application
 WebSphere sMash                                  Instance(s)
IBM WebSphere sMash                   5724-V05   Application
                                                  Instance(s)

Charge metrics definitions

Application instance

An application instance is defined as a single process running an application on the IBM WebSphere sMash runtime. An application instance of the licensed product is required for each application instance deployed on the IBM WebSphere sMash runtime.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM WebSphere sMash

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM WebSphere sMash
WebSphere sMash 5 Application Instance Annual SW S&S     E04TQLL
 Rnwl
WebSphere sMash 5 Application Instance Lic + SW S&S 12   D042NLL
 Mo
WebSphere sMash 5 Application Instance SW S&S Reinstate  D042PLL
 12 Mo

IBM WebSphere sMash

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM Reliable Transport Extension for WebSphere sMash
IBM Reliable Transport Extension WS sMash 5 Appl Inst    E04TRLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Reliable Transport Extension WS sMash 5 Appl Inst    D042QLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Reliable Transprt Extension WS sMash 5 Appl Inst SW  D042RLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number
 
Relble Trnspt Exten WS sMash V1.1.0
Reliable Transport Extension for WebS sMash V1.1 CD      BA0UYML
 ROM, ML, Mutipls Md Pk
WebSphere sMash V1.1.0
WebSphere sMash V1.1 CD ROM, Multilingual,               BA0UXML
 Multiplatforms Media Pack

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

WebSphere sMash V1.1.0

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
IBM WebSphere sMash 5       V1.1.0, French, German,     BA0UXML
Application Instances       Italian, Japanese,
(WSMASHSB01)                Portuguese (Brazilian),
                            Spanish for Linux® (SUSE ES
                            10 32bit and 64 bit, RH EL
                            5.0 32bit and 64 bit),
                            Windows Server 2003,
                            Windows XP, Windows Server
                            2008, 32bit and 64 bit,
                            Hardware: Intel® 32/64 bit,
                            CD-ROM Media Pack

IBM Reliable Transport Extension for WebSphere sMash V1.1.0

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
IBM Reliable Transport      V1.1.0, French, German,     BA0UYML
Extension for WebSphere     Italian, Japanese,
sMash 5 Application         Portuguese (Brazilian),
Instances (WSMASHSB02)      Spanish for Linux (SUSE ES
                            10 32bit and 64 bit, RH EL
                            5.0 32bit and 64 bit),
                            Windows Server 2003,
                            Windows XP, Windows Server
                            2008, 32bit and 64 bit,
                            Hardware: Intel 32/64 bit,
                            CD-ROM Media Pack

 
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Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

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IBM WebSphere sMash                       5724-V05   L-LFUM-7CKRFE

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Product name
 
IBM WebSphere sMash                                           No
Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

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http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

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http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.


 
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Identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

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            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: YE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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