SpringSource announces the release of SpringSource Tool Suite 2.0, a comprehensive environment for building Spring-powered Java applications. STS 2.0 is an Eclipse-based platform that speeds application development, dictates best practices and assists with solving run-time problems while creating applications, SpringSource says.
SpringSource on March 17 announced the release of SpringSource Tool Suite 2.0,
a "comprehensive environment for building Spring-powered Java
Shaun Connolly, vice president of product management for SpringSource, said,
"STS 2.0 introduces new features and enhancements,
including Project Creation Wizards, a rich forms-based Spring Configuration
Editor, Spring Configuration Auto-Discovery, Quick Fixes and Quick Assist, Bean
Creation Wizards, Namespace Configuration Dialog, and many other visual
Christian Dupuis, a senior software engineer at SpringSource, said, "Developers
rely on STS as an Eclipse-based platform
that speeds development, dictates best practices and assists with solving run-time
problems while creating applications." The enhancements in STS
2.0 are designed to help make developers more efficient at creating
applications and to establish STS as the
primary tools environment for building enterprise Spring applications, the
company said in a news release.
"Businesses are aggressively looking for ways to increase productivity
and decrease cost and complexity across the application life cycle,"
Connolly said. "SpringSource Tool Suite provides high-productivity tools
for building Spring applications that run on application server platforms from
SpringSource, IBM, Oracle and JBoss. STS
also leads the charge with tools that target lean run-time environments that
promote modularity such as the OSGi-based SpringSource dm Server."
Also included in STS 2.0 are "new
tools that help visualize, package and deploy truly modular applications onto
SpringSource dm Server-the industry's only application server built from the
ground up to support OSGi [Open Services Gateway Initiative]-based
applications. STS 2.0 provides an OSGi
console, graphical bundle overview page, visual dependency graph, and the
ability to test dependencies and specify bundle deployment order," SpringSource
said in the release.
Connolly said, "STS 2.0 is a key
element in SpringSource's product line," which overall is "designed
to remove complexity, increase productivity and quality, and accelerate the
application life cycle." Moreover, "SpringSource's software is 'lean,'
providing the right balance of simplicity and power that developers
require," Connolly said. The company said in its release:
STS 2.0 is available for free download as a
90-day evaluation. Unlimited access and use of STS 2.0 is included for every SpringSource Enterprise,
SpringSource dm Server, and SpringSource tc Server customer.
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