In this interview SpringSource's Filip Hanik, a key participant in the company's Apache Tomcat initiatives, explores the reasons for Tomcat's continuing popularity, what tc Server provides on top of a base Tomcat installation, and future plans for both tc Server and Tomcat.
InfoQ talks to Mark Fisher, project lead for the Spring Integration project, about the framework. The interview talks about the origins of the framework, how it compares to using an ESB, and using Spring Integration with Spring Batch.
Christian Dupuis, Principal Engineer with SpringSource, talks to Ryan Slobojan about SpringSource Tool Suite providing an overview of the tool and exploring key features including its Groovy, Grails and Roo support and Cloud Foundry integration. The interview also explores some of SpringSource's future plans for the product.
Rod Johnson, the founder of Spring and the general manager of the SpringSource division of VMware, talks to InfoQ about Spring 3.0, the influence of Google Guice on Spring, Spring.NET, and Spring's tc Server.
SpringSource CTO Adrian Colyer talks to InfoQ about AspectJ. The interview explores how products such as Spring Roo are using AspectJ, and how ideas from AspectJ helped SpringSource improve the Groovy compiler inside Eclipse. Colyer also discusses SpringSource's two server offerings, dm Server and tc Server, OSGi and Scrum.
Dr Ben Alex, The Project Lead of the Spring Roo code generator project, discusses using Roo on an existing project, building custom templates and add-ons for Roo, and how its capabilities compare to other productivity tools such as Grails. The interview goes on to look at the related Spring Shell project and discusses Spring Security 3.0, which Ben Alex founded.
Chris Richardson discusses the evolving cloud computing landscape, cloud computing tools, differences between local machines and cloud-based virtual machines, Cloud Foundry offerings, deploying a Java application to Cloud Foundry, Cloud Foundry vs other cloud offerings, future Cloud Foundry developments, and the future of enterprise Java development.
Mark Pollack talks about the features coming in Spring.NET 1.3 and 2.0. He also covers Spring.NET Integration, the Stonehenge project and the relationship with Spring Java.
Guillaume Laforge and Graeme Rocher talk about the new features in Groovy 1.7 and Grails 1.2, how Groovy and Grails are related to each other, and how the acquisition by SpringSource has affected their development.
Christophe Coenraets discusses Adobe Catalyst, the developer-designer interaction, Flex 4.0, AIR 2.0, Livecycle Data Services (LCDS) 3.0, the Flex 4 component model, model-driven development, and Flex/Flash Builder 4.0.