JackBe's Presto 3.0 Powers Enterprise App Stores

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2010-07-09 Print this article Print

JackBe, a maker of enterprise mashup software, has announced version 3.0 of its enterprise mashup platform, Presto. The new version enables developers to build enterprise app stores.

JackBe, a maker of enterprise mashup software, has announced version 3.0 of its enterprise mashup platform, Presto.

A key feature of the new release is that it provides a platform for creating internal enterprise application stores, JackBe officials said. In addition, Presto 3.0 features a visual toolset for creating secure enterprise applications. In short, Presto 3.0 gives business users the power to create and the freedom to choose the apps they make, share and use, JackBe officials said in a July 7 press announcement.

"Enterprise app stores are the next frontier of business user productivity and self-service empowerment. Making it simple and safe for users to create and share business apps is what every organization wants," said John Crupi, chief technology officer at JackBe, in a statement. "Presto 3.0 puts powerful app-building tools in the hands of tech-savvy business users and ultimately gives them tremendous freedom to find and share enterprise information safely whenever, wherever and with whomever they work."

Indeed, Crupi said JackBe's visual tools make it easy for non-developers to create enterprise apps, share them with other enterprise users through the app store, and deploy them to enterprise destination such as portals, SharePoint, iGoogle and mobile devices.

JackBe officials said Presto 3.0 also includes enhancement to: Wires, the popular visual mashup-making tool; Mashboard, a new App assembly and wiring tool; and Mashup Sites for SharePoint, an advanced SharePoint add-on that mashes SharePoint Lists and publishes apps as SharePoint WebParts.

"The timely, personalized information provided by Apps makes users and customers more productive in their work and more effective in their decision-making," said Mirko Minnich, CTO and senior vice president of Elsevier Health Sciences. "And the App Store accelerates innovation through quick-to-market App offerings and allows employees and customers to customize the way in which they use information products. I believe every enterprise will ultimately adopt the App Store as the primary model for delivering information in the future."

JackBe will be making a cloud-based Developer Edition of Presto 3.0 available to all members of its Mashup Developer Community (www.jackbe.com/dev); registration in the Community is free and includes tutorials, samples, and support forums.

Meanwhile, JackBe is hosting free online learning sessions about Enterprise Apps on Tuesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 29. Interested parties can register for "Power and Freedom with Your Own Enterprise Apps and App Store."

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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