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BEA - Interface21 Collaboration Delivers Key Java EE 5 Components for Spring 2.0

Companies Release Open Source Project Designed to Make Java EE Programming Easier

BEA Systems, a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, and Interface21, the company behind Spring, the leading Java application framework, have announced that that two companies are collaborating to provide increased support for the recently approved Java Enterprise Edition 5 (Java EE 5) standard. As part of today's announcement, the companies have released an open source project that is designed to provide features and tooling to make programming enterprise Java easier.

Interface21 and BEA worked together to use Spring 2.0 as a foundation for several key Java EE 5 components, specifically the Java EE 5 Common Annotations (JSR-250), which includes resource injection and EJB 3 (JSR-220) interception.

These announcements highlight BEA's commitment to its "blended" approach to open source, a strategy that is designed to let developers mix and match the best of both open source and commercial solutions while maintaining a seamless platform for teams to develop, deploy and manage their applications and Web services. This approach can provide developers with a high productivity environment -- the right tools, frameworks and runtime for the job.

"At last year's JavaOne, we introduced our blended development and deployment strategy, bringing the best of open source and commercial software to our customer base," said Peter Cooper Ellis, executive vice president, WebLogic Server Business Unit. "As a leader in the application framework space, the Spring Framework is an important component of our blended strategy. The latest generation of Spring 2.0 introduces a new level of simplicity and productivity for developers, designed to allow Spring and Java EE 5 to work seamlessly together."

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