"The goal is to shield developers from complexities typically associated with Web 2.0 application development," according to IBM.
Enter EGL CE, which Big Blue is offering gratis. Commercial versions of EGL from IBM will continue to be sold with enterprise-level features lacking in the free version, such as support for WebSphere Application Server and tools to enable customers to migrate from languages like Natural and RPG.
EGL CE will also not be officially supported by IBM, although developers can post questions and request help to the community on the EGL Cafe forum.
Devs can download EGL CE at IBM's web page. ®