Friday, May 02, 2008

SpringSource Application Platform released

An interesting announcement this week that you may have missed is the release of the SpringSource Application Platform. Effectively this is a lightweight but high-performance platform providing most of the functionality of existing application servers in a much simpler, small-footprint package. SpringSource CEO Rod Johnson has been quoted as saying that it will provide a "leaner and more powerful solution." He continued. "The SpringSource Application Platform, comprised of the dm-Kernel we developed, along with the proven Spring, Eclipse Equinox and Apache Tomcat technologies inside, provides the industry with the leanest, most flexible server for running enterprise Java applications". Paul Kuzan, a leading software architect and part of the team that put together xProcess, has been contributing to the open source code in the SpringSource platform. "It's a really exciting development in the app server world", said Paul, "and one that is likely to make a very big impact in the years ahead. Watch this space!"
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