IBM this week launched new software development tools available for free on the alphaWorks Web site designed to assist developers in building business-driven software applications.

The four toolkits launched incorporate wizards, code samples and user-friendly interfaces to reduce deployment time and incorporate applications into existing databases.

The Ad hoc Development and Integration tool for End Users (ADIEU) allows end users to develop Web services and Web applications without any knowledge of Java or J2EE. The tool uses a form-based framework making use of -cards”, which act like single-function applications.

The Availability Monitoring Toolkit is an Eclipse plug-in that allows developers to check the functioning of all dependent systems before testing an application.

The Web Data Access Client Developer, also an Eclipse plug-in, generates a Web-based data access client without writing code. It allows developers with little experience in databases skills to create form-based applications that will integrate with software such as IBM Cloudscape.

The fourth tool, Security Lifecycle Management Tools for IBM Tivoli Access Manager, is an Eclipse-based application that allows the integration of Tivoli Access Manager, IBM Rational development tools and IBM’s security and single sign-on Web software. It also provides developers with access to working code samples and documentation specific to Tivoli Access Manager and its APIs.