If you attended last year’s VMworld keynote by Steve Herrod or watched the online broadcasting, you may still recall the code2cloud.com website (see the top banner here). That was a very simple Web application meant for the keynote attendees to submit names and email addresses to win a chance to go to the backstage with the Foreigner band. The website was hosted at Terramark vCloud and continued to run for about one month afterward.
At this year’s SpringOne2GX conference, code2cloud was reborn as “the biggest news”. According to Rod Johnson’s blog SpringOne 2GX 2010: Driving Java Innovation into the Cloud, Code2Cloud is “a new cloud services that provides a set of tools for development and collaboration.”
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In addition to the Spring framework and related tools like STS, the Code2Cloud service will include two more parts:
- Lifecycle management tools. This includes several services backed by open source projects like bugzilla for issue tracking, GIT for source control, and Hudson for continuous integration. This part really enables codeInCloud.
- Cloud deployment. This covers both private cloud and PaaS partners like VMforce.
You can try Code2Cloud tech preview very soon. Stay tuned.