SpringSource Announces Availability of SpringSource Tool Suite

SpringSource, the company behind the Spring Portfolio, an enterprise Java application platform, has announced the availability of the SpringSource Tool Suite. The Spring-specific developer tool set reduces the complexity of enterprise Java application development and maintenance while providing an end-to-end solution for middleware development using the Spring Portfolio.

The SpringSource Tool Suite builds on Eclipse Mylyn and has Spring IDE as a core component. The embedded use of Eclipse Mylyn eases the development of large Spring-powered applications. Issue tracking support and code quality analysis tools are pre-integrated. The result is easier maintenance and a streamlined lifecycle for Spring-powered applications. The SpringSource Tool Suite also extends Mylyn's task-focused user interface to provide a smooth and simple workflow in the presence of numerous best-of-breed tools and technologies that are bundled by the suite.

The SpringSource Tool Suite is the only enterprise application development suite that extends Mylyn's task focus, tool integration and workflow streamlining benefits to enterprise application development. Its unique technology relieves information overload for developers working on large applications and increases productivity by identifying only the information relevant to the task at hand. The comprehensive SpringSource Tool Suite builds on the success of Eclipse, Mylyn and Spring IDE, simplifying the large aggregation of tools used to develop complex enterprise Java applications, reducing information overload.

For newcomers to the Spring Framework and the Spring Portfolio, the SpringSource Tool Suite provides tool-guided assistance through tutorials and walk-throughs that integrate proven SpringSource training materials. For seasoned experts, Architecture Review Tools can be used to ensure SpringSource best-practices and integrated support tools make it easier to get resolutions to incidents.

Additional SpringSource Tool Suite features include:
Spring Development Tools for intelligent editing, validating and navigating support for Spring application blueprints;
Mylyn Task-Focused Interface for Java artifacts and Spring configuration files;
Spring Framework explains and highlights new features in Spring Framework 2.5;
Task-Focused Tutorials guiding the developer through the various products in the Spring Portfolio;
Runtime Error Analysis adding explanations and solution suggestions to Java stack traces.

SpringSource has also joined the Eclipse Foundation and will utilize the company's engineering excellence to aid in the development of the Eclipse ecosystem.

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