VMware is planning a new service to better manage the development of applications on the SpringSource Java development platform.
The company said that its Code2Cloud platform would provide a fully hosted platform for developers to create and manage SpringSource code.
The aim of the programme, which has been developed in partnership with enterprise management firm Tasktop Technologies, will seek to eliminate many of the hardware and software management elements with which developers currently deal.
The service will provide cloud-based hosting for a series of developer tools, allowing applications to be developed entirely in the cloud.
The platform will be based on tools such as the TaskTop Eclipse Mylyn management system and the SpringSource Tool Suite IDE.
"For the past decade, SpringSource has always focused on improving developer productivity," said VMware SpringSource senior vice president and general manager Rod Johnson.
"To help our developer community prepare for the cloud, we are bringing the cloud to them with a complete set of development tools, to make every developer more productive."
The companies said that the Cloud2Cloud service is currently slated to launch in the first quarter of 2011.
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