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SpringSource Hosts SpringOne 2GX In New Orleans -- the Premier Java Event for 2009
SpringSource, a division of VMware, Inc.,(NYSE: VMW) and the leader in Java application infrastructure and management, will host SpringOne 2GX, the company’s fifth annual developer conference, being held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans from October 19-22, 2009. This year, SpringOne Americas is joining forces with the Groovy/Grails Experience Conference (2GX) for a technical exploration of the Spring ecosystem along with the latest developments in Groovy and Grails, Apache Tomcat and Hyperic technologies.

SpringSource and No Fluff Just Stuff Symposium Series are co-producing this premier Java event of 2009. The four-day conference is an opportunity for application developers, solution architects, web operations and IT teams who develop, deploy and manage business applications to share insights on current development challenges and to showcase the latest advances in Spring and Groovy/Grails technologies.

As the driver behind the conference, SpringSource is pleased to announce the participation of platinum sponsors VMware, Accenture, Adobe and Microsoft; gold sponsors Blu Age, Alfresco and Terracotta; and silver sponsors Chariot Solutions, Orange and Bronze Software Labs, Rivet Logic and Skyway Software.

“Developers are using VMware and SpringSource solutions together to streamline Java application development and deployment. Together, our products provide a superior end-to-end platform for the whole applications lifecycle—from building an application simply and rapidly, to running it with all the benefits of virtualization, to managing it for optimum performance and availability,” said Parag Patel, vice president of alliances at VMware. “We’re excited to sponsor SpringOne for the second year running because the event provides Spring developers with tools to simplify Java application development, from the desktop to the datacenter to the cloud.”

“Our clients are continuing to explore the benefits of open source and we continue to be substantial users of open source, particularly in custom Java development,” said Tony Roby, who leads open source at Accenture. “Organizations are demanding that critical business systems using open source technology are delivered with the same rigor and success as solutions built on proprietary alternatives.”

“We’ve seen tremendous customer demand for an integrated, enterprise solution combining the open source Spring framework with the open source Flex framework,” said Dave Gruber, group product marketing manager at Adobe. “SpringSource and Adobe have worked together to deliver a robust, scalable offering enabling Java developers to build and deploy cross-platform rich Internet applications.”

“We share SpringSource's vision in making lives easier for developers and enabling simple access to services regardless of platform. At SpringOne 2GX Microsoft will demonstrate our joint, open source work with SpringSource for better interoperability,” said Jean Paoli, general manager of Interoperability Strategy at Microsoft. “SpringSource is a well regarded name within the developer community and we look forward to participating alongside the world class developers that will be attending the New Orleans event.”

The event already boasts a heavy hitter lineup of speakers, including Rod Johnson, the founder of Spring and the general manager of SpringSource, a division of VMware; Javier Soltero, the founder of Hyperic and datacenter architect at SpringSource, a division of VMware; Graeme Rocher, senior staff engineer and head of Grails development at SpringSource, a division of VMware; and Guillaume Laforge, staff engineer and head of Groovy development at SpringSource, a division of VMware.

Spring, Groovy, Grails and Apache Tomcat are among the most popular application infrastructure solutions in the world. Spring is the de facto standard programming model for enterprise Java applications and has been downloaded more than six million times. Apache Tomcat is the world’s most popular application server while Groovy is one of the most popular alternative languages for JVM. Interest in Grails, a rapid web application development framework based on Groovy and Spring adoption, is rapidly growing and Hyperic is the leading web application performance monitoring and management software used by thousands of companies worldwide.

“In our continued quest to provide leadership in Java development, we felt it was important to also include in the conference sessions that investigate all of the challenges that face today’s developers, from desktop to data center and into the cloud,” said Rod Johnson, general manager of SpringSource, a division of VMware. “Our thought leadership, coupled with our experience in the runtime and management arena, makes SpringOne 2GX the ideal place for the technical community to obtain critical skills and knowledge to help them build, run and manage software solutions.”

SpringOne 2GX Registration

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