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BEA Systems Announces Support for Spring Framework
During the afternoon keynote of the JavaOne conference today, Mark Carges, CTO of
BEA Systems announced that, in a partnership with Interface21, BEA would be certifying the use of Spring
Framework on BEA's WebLogic Server, and offering support to their
customers in the use of Spring. Rod Johnson, Spring Framework founder and Interface21 CEO, was onstage as well.
From the BEA Press Release:
"Much of the innovation in programming models for the J2EE technology
platform is happening in the open source community," said Carges.
"Developers already save a lot of time by using leading frameworks
like Apache Beehive and Spring Framework, and the ability to mix and
match the best components and deployment platforms give them optimal
building blocks to get their jobs done."
... The BEA WebLogic Workshop and other tools will be designed to allow applications to be built or blended from leading open source frameworks, including Apache Beehive, the Spring Framework and Apache Struts, and can then be deployed on BEA WebLogic Server ...“Some of the greatest innovations in the J2EE community are happening in the open source world with application frameworks such as Spring,” said Rod Johnson, founder of the Spring Framework and chief executive officer of Interface21, the company largely responsible for the vision and leadership of the Spring framework and which offers Spring Framework services including training, consulting and support. “We are excited that BEA is embracing the grass-roots innovation that is happening in the Spring community as a response to the pain that developers face today. BEA’s support for Spring is important to our goal of helping developers spend less and less time dealing with the unnecessary complexity that is often associated with J2EE.”
... To bring all this to life, Carges demonstrated on stage during his JavaOne keynote the creation of a Java application in Eclipse leveraging both Apache Beehive and Spring with deployment to Apache Tomcat. As a next step, Carges retargeted the application to BEA WebLogic Server and showed access to the open source modules through the BEA WebLogic Server management console which can allow customers to take full advantage of the advanced BEA WebLogic Server feature set ...
From the News.com article, "Sun faces open-source swarm" :
"BEA's decision to support Apache's Struts and Spring—two frameworks to ease development of server-side Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications—is because they have become de facto standards, said Mark Carges, the chief technology officer of BEA.
Some more JavaOne related articles mentioning BEA and Spring:
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