SpringSource Delivers Spring 3.0, Focused on Web Apps
SpringSource (which, it's easy to forget, is now a division of VMware), introduced Spring 3.0 today, a major new version of the company’s Java development framework. SpringSource is targeting developers focused on web and service-based applications with the new release. This release of Spring's framework is the first since VMware's acquisition of the company, and version 3.0 is backward compatible with version 2.5. It has full REST support for web applications.
“Spring 3.0 makes it even easier for developers to build flexible, high-quality applications while providing a foundation for innovation in other open source projects and commercial products,” said Rod Johnson, general manager of the SpringSource division of VMware. “Spring 3.0 together with SpringSource’s runtime environments, including SpringSource tc Server, provides the most productive and highest performing development platform for enterprise Java.”
SpringSource brings VMware a strong open source presence and its software framework may help VMware tie virtualization directly to applications without requiring a separate operating system, as we discussed here. You can download the Community Edition of Spring 3.0 here.