VMware added $30 million to its initial investment into Puppet Labs, makers of the Open Source configuration management tool Puppet. Commenters seem to agree that its a good move for Puppet Labs and that Puppet will keep supporting any type of infrastructure avoiding vendor lock-in.
VMware's SpringSource team have recently announced plans for Spring 4.0, the next update to the framework, with new features including support for Java SE 8, Groovy 2, parts of Java EE 7, and WebSockets. InfoQ spoke to Spring framework co-founder Juergen Hoeller to find out more about the plans.
VMware's SpringSource team has released the GA version of Spring Framework 3.2, exactly one year after 3.1. The new release emphasises the Spring MVC web framework.
Spring Migration Analyzer is a command line utility, that takes as input the binary archive of a JavaEE application (e.g. an EAR file) and creates a report, containing JavaEE technologies used, along with advice on effort required to migrate them to Spring/Tomcat. It attempts to create an easier migration path for those who wish to migrate an existing JavaEE application to the Spring framework.
JetBrains has announced IntelliJ IDEA 12 having a better compiler, support for Java 8, an Android UI Designer, a new look, better Spring and Play 2.0 support, and a large number of enhancements across supported languages and frameworks.
Following months of speculation, VMware has officially announced plans to transfer many of its tier 2 technologies, including the Spring framework, distributed in-memory data cache GemFire, the Cloud Foundry PaaS, and Hadoop analytics tool Cetas, to parent company EMC as part of a newly formed initiative called Pivotal.
Cloud Foundry Core is a web application that verifies public instances (Cloud Foundry Endpoints) against a common set of runtimes and services. This helps portability across companies that provide Cloud Foundry instances. At the same time a new version Micro Cloud Foundry is released with support for Java 7.0, JRuby, Play 2.0 framework and more.
SpringSource have been an advocate backer of the Groovy-powered Gradle build system for some time. Now that the development of 3.2 is nearing completion, it appears that a casualty of that decision is to stop generating OSGi metadata for the Spring Framework.
Zenoss has conducted a survey among IT operations specialists in order to evaluate virtualization, open source cloud and PaaS adoption. This article contains a digest of the survey results.
VMware and Microsoft provide solutions for software-defined datacenters where all resources – compute, storage, availability, networking and security – are virtualized and automated. This article focuses on the latest additions: virtualized networking and security.
IG Group has open-sourced its RESTdoclet Maven plugin for generating web documentation from Spring REST based services.
Rod Johnson, the original creator of the Spring Framework, has announced that he will be leaving SpringSource and VMware to "pursue other interests". We spoke to him to find out more about his plans, and co-founder of the Spring Framework Project, Juergen Hoeller, to discuss VMware's priorities for Spring going forward.
SpringSource has released Spring for Android 1.0. Spring for Android is an extension of the Spring Framework that helps simplify the development of native Android applications. This release features a REST client (RestTemplate) and OAuth support (Spring Social).
SpringSource has released Spring Mobile 1.0. Spring Mobile contains extensions to Spring MVC that helps with the development of mobile web applications.