SpringSource has announced the release of its SpringSource tc Server Developer Edition, a completely Apache Tomcat-compatible platform that enables developers to debug and improve the performance of their Spring applications.
SpringSource tc Server Developer Edition is a free commercial product offering available to developers. It illustrates how SpringSource's focus on accelerating the build, run and manage application lifecycle can create new efficiencies for developers and QA teams. The Developer Edition is based on SpringSource tc Server, the enterprise version of Apache Tomcat designed to bridge the gap between developers and operations, as it provides the right level of performance visibility to suit the needs of developers creating applications and IT Web operations teams managing those applications, SpringSource officials said.
SpringSource introduced the new SpringSource tc Server Developer Edition at its SpringOne 2GX developer conference here.
Apache Tomcat is one of the world's most widely used Java application servers, and Spring is the leading enterprise Java programming model. Developers find the combination of the two to be a natural fit for keeping their application code free of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) complexity.
SpringSource officials said the key component of tc Server Developer Edition is the Spring Insight console, which provides a dashboard view of real-time Spring application performance metrics. Without changing their code, developers can use Spring Insight to detect, analyze and diagnose application performance issues right from their desktops, the company said. In addition, SpringSource tc Server Developer Edition is integrated with the SpringSource Tool Suite so that developers can isolate the exact section of code that is at issue, fixing the problem quickly.
"SpringSource tc Server Developer Edition provides unparalleled insight into Spring application development and demonstrates the strength of SpringSource's build, run, manage solutions and our commitment to helping developers build world-class, modern applications," said Rod Johnson, general manager of the SpringSource division of VMware. "No other Java application server can provide the level of detail into Spring application performance that the Spring Insight console offers. Moreover, these capabilities are made available for free with no code changes required by the developer."