VMware and Google Launch Cloud Java Development Tools
VMware and Google are two companies that know a little something about cloud computing. So when the two businesses use the SpringOne 2GX conference to launch a series of collaborative Java development tools designed to enable cloud portability, The VAR Guy wants to know more. Here’s the scoop.
On the VMware side, the integrated offerings are enabled by SpringSource, which is a company subsidiary that specializes in Java application infrastructure and management. A quick rundown of the tools, as per VMware’s press release:
- Spring Roo and Google Web Toolkit – Spring Roo is a rapid application development tool, and the Google Web Toolkit is a powerful workbench to build browser apps using modern browser technologies like AJAX and HTML5. Marry the two, and you have a way to put together applications that work and look great on browsers and desktops.
- Spring Insight and Google Speed Tracer – Integrating the two companies’ application performance tracers means developers get better visibility into cloud apps. VMware says the synergy here can offer a better client-side experience in addition to a better server-side one.
- SpringSource Tool Suite and Google Plugin for Eclipse – The idea here is to grant advanced tools to enable developers to make and maintain “large scale, web-based, enterprise applications.”
One of the biggest concerns about the cloud is portability and the need for standards. With companies like VMware and Google providing the tools, we’re a big step closer to a more open, more functional cloud.