Thursday, May 1, 2008

SpringSource Application Platform

The SpringSource folks announced the beta release of an Application Platform. This is very cool, where in the past you had to have a web server to start up Spring. And if you are a big fan of OSGi and Spring-DM (like I am) you know what a pain it was to wedge all that together. And if you think about it, it was a chicken and egg problem. Well no more, this platform does it "right", where it starts the JVM, the OSGi platform (Equinox), the new Dynamic Module Kernel™ (dm-Kernel) and then the bundles. Remember back when SpringSource bought or aligned (do not remember which) with the Tomcat folks, well Tomcat is now a web bundle. This is very cool - next is to move it onto EC2.

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