Fresh news via ZendCon: Go download the IBM Mashup Starter Kit. Included are two web applications: the Mashup Hub, which serves as a repository for data feeds, and QED Wiki, which you’ve probably heard of by now. Developed on the Zend Framework and Dojo, QED Wiki is a PHP wiki engine specialized for mashup development, no coding needed. At this point very few non-hosted mashup development platforms exist, and to my knowledge this is the first time the source code for such an animal has been released.
You’ll need several pieces to get the Mashup Starter Kit up and running, so setup may be a challenge for some. One specific requirement is a running version of DB2. I’m going to see if I can’t get QED wiki running on MySQL first though.
Oh yeah, screenshots here.
The source release of the Mashup Starter Kit is a significant milestone for the mashup community. Point and click tools such as Dapper and Kapow will help bring mashup ability to the masses with easy to use tools, while more experienced developers will benefit from the source release as a development platform.