SpringSource Annnounces New Application Server Based on Equinox

SpringSource has just launched a new application server, called SpringSource Application Platform, that is based on Equinox, Tomcat and Spring.  The key thing is that it is not a Java EE application server but one that has been designed for modular development and deployment.

InfoQ has a good write-up about the announcement and Dana Blankenhorn has provided some coverage.   It will be interesting to see how this announcement is received in the Java community.  The Spring guys have a great reputation and community, so it will definitely get attention.

Of course this is great news for Equinox and OSGi; lots of innovation coming for this platform.

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