Google and VMware's SpringSource division team to push Java to the cloud using the Spring Framework and Google's Google Web Toolkit (GWT), Google App Engine and other tools.
- Google and VMware have come together to advance cloud computing with Java at
the core of their efforts.
2GX developer conference
announced the general availability of the first in a series of
technology collaborations to make enterprise software developers more efficient
at building, deploying and managing applications within any cloud environment
on any device.
and VMware launched several collaborative projects that will be available in
the next two weeks, including Spring Roo and Google Web Toolkit, Spring Insight
and Google Speed Tracer, SpringSource Tool Suite and Google Plug-in for
Google and VMware enable enterprises to develop and deploy rich Spring Java
applications across multiple clouds and devices." said Rod Johnson, senior
vice president of the application platform division at VMware, in a statement.
"Today we have reached an important milestone where these modern applications
can run smoothly within the firewalls of a company's production datacenter or
in a trusted provider's cloud environment."
general availability of these projects represents the first in a series of
technology collaborations to enhance cloud portability across multiple clouds
and devices. The next collaboration projects will focus on even broader mobile
application support and accessing data in the cloud, as demonstrated today
by the ability to deploy a SQL-based Spring application on Google App Engine
for Business, Google said.
are looking for faster ways to build and run great web applications, and
businesses want platforms that are open and flexible," said Vic Gundotra,
Google vice president of developer platforms, also in a statement. "By
making deployments of Spring Java applications on Google App Engine using
Google Web Toolkit generally available, developers can deploy Java applications
in production environments of their choice while leveraging rich web front-end
across multiple devices."
Abrams. Google's product manager for developer tools, said Google initially
announced the collaboration between VMware and Spring at Google at the Google
I/O conference in May of 2010, which was his first week on the job after moving
to Google from Microsoft, where he held a similar position regarding .NET
was in May and here we are announcing that general availability is imminent," Abrams
said. "The pace of innovation is quick and we're delivering several pieces. One
of the first things we wanted to do is make sure Spring runs well on App
Engine. This is important for our cloud strategy."
the Spring Roo tool can be used with the front end of Google Web Toolkit,
said the following projects will be generally available by early November:
Spring Roo and Google Web Toolkit -
Spring Roo, a next generation
rapid application development tool, combined with the power of the Google Web
Toolkit (GWT) enable developers to build rich browser apps in enterprise
production environments. These GWT powered applications leverage modern browser
technologies such as AJAX and HTML5 to create the most compelling end
user experience on both desktops and mobile browsers.
Spring Insight and Google Speed Tracer -
Google's Speed Tracer with
VMware's Spring Insight performance tracing technology, enable end to end
performance visibility into cloud applications. This integration provides a
holistic view into the web application performance, improving the end-user
experience by optimizing the client side as well as the server side.
Tool Suite and Google Plugin for Eclipse -
The integration of SpringSource
Tool Suite version 2.5 and Google Plugin for Eclipse makes it easy for
developers to build and maintain large scale, web-based, enterprise
applications, putting tools that were previously only available when building
desktop and server solutions in the hands of those building cutting edge web
In an Oct. 20 blog post, Abrams said:
this year at Google I/O, we announced
a collaboration between Google
focused on making it easy to build
web apps. We showed how businesses could use our integrated
developer tools to build modern web apps that are "cloud ready" from the start,
and can be deployed to any standard environment, including Google App Engine
and on VMware
on-premise solutions. Today we are happy to announce that these
tools will be generally available within the next few weeks."
addition, Abrams wrote: "Moving forward, both teams are excited about the
strides we can make in the mobile web app space. As it stands today, the
current technology stack makes it possible to create optimized web apps
targeted for the mobile browser. Longer term, we will be looking at incorporating
mobile best practices, styled UIs, and HTML5 features such as app cache, local
database storage, and geolocation to make the developer and end-user experience
told eWEEK that Google saw synergies between Google's efforts and the efforts
and directions of SpringSource's development team early on and the companies
just formed a bond.
Abrams, who spent 13 years at Microsoft working on developer tools and
developer/designer infrastructure, said he moved to Google because he felt a
need to "try something new" and expand his horizons. With that as his launching
point, Abrams is now supporting Google's general mission around helping
developers be more successful using Google technologies.
heritage is steeped in the Microsoft tradition of rabid support for its
developer base and he hopes to help replicate that at Google.
is absolutely building out a developer program, though we're still fairly early
in the process," Abrams said. "Google is starting to get serious about