With VMWare's acquisition of SpringSource, Java's relevance to cloud application development has never seemed stronger. However, the real story here is how application deployment and operations may be made much more developer friendly.
It's a common myth that open source can't innovate, but open-source Java company SpringSource proves that open source can lead an industry, not follow it.
SpringSource is booming, but one of its best employees just left. What's up?
The $420 million acquisition makes a true application lifecycle powerhouse, extending SpringSource's Java application tech to the cloud and virtualized environments.
The traditional "application server" category is being shaken up by new entrants SpringSource and MindTouch.
Open source continues to drive big financings.
The open-source leader in Java development has acquired IT management vendor Hyperic, a move that signals a new phase of commercial open-source competition.
Spring is fantastic technology and perhaps it really is an application server. Or perhaps, as Marc suggests, this is simply a way to market itself into justifying runtime fees. I think highly of the Spring technology and admire Peter Fenton, the leading
Sun wants to control Java, but this may be inimical to the open-source community's own plans for Java.
The company behind the top open-source enterprise service bus continues the tradition of pilfering from its peers' executive ranks, grabbing marketing pro Greg Schott.