SpringSource finally gets around to putting Spring into its server

SpringSource's tc Server got a bit of notice here a year ago when it came out, mostly in the context of its lightweightness. The server is based on Tomcat, and just as the Spring Framework is supposed to sort of be like Java EE, but without all the annoying heavyweight crud that makes Java EE living hell to work with, so too is tc Server supposed to be like a Java EE app server, except without all the annoying heavyweight crud that makes Java EE servers living hell to work with. The only catch, from SpringSource's point of view, is that the two servers, though they had similar goals, had no particular specific relationship to each other. Now, soehwat more than a year later, that's been fixed, with the release of tc Server Spring Edition. The new server includes monitoring features that help you watch the inner workings of your Spring apps while they're doing whatever it is that you've set them to do.

Now that tc Server is finally directly relevant to SpringSource's flagship product, it's time to link it to the company's current parent, VMware! According to The Register, SpringSource VP of product management Shaun Connolly says that the company intends to deepen the relationship with the underlying hypervisor," which will ... make it work better on a virtual machine, I suppose? The always skeptical Register commenters are skeptical. Still, it fits in with the companys plan to package tc Server with various VMware virtualization products.

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