Virtuas Announces Addition Of AppFuse Practice

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Open source consultancy first to offer commercial services and support for open source starter Java web application.

Virtuas Open Source Solutions, a leading provider of enterprise-level support and enablement services for widely adopted open source software, is pleased to announce its comprehensive service and support offerings for AppFuse.

AppFuse, java.net’s second most accessed project (June 2006), housed at http://appfuse.org, was created by Virtuas Practice Leader Matt Raible and is an application for "kickstarting" web application development with Java open source tools. With AppFuse, users can quickly create a Struts+Spring+Hibernate application and deploy it to Tomcat and MySQL. An AppFuse-based application will also run on all major database and application servers.

“Considering the infrastructure and support services offered by Virtuas, I’m excited to see AppFuse added to the list of Practices,” said AppFuse creator Matt Raible.

Offering users an unmatched combination of open source Java technologies,

AppFuse uses Ant, XDoclet, Spring, Hibernate (or iBATIS), JUnit, jMock, StrutsTestCase, Canoo's WebTest, Struts Menu, Display Tag Library, OSCache, JSTL and Struts (Spring MVC, WebWork, Tapestry and JSF are also options).

“Over the past year, there has been substantial growth in adoption and growth of AppFuse in commercial production environments,” said Philip Robinson, Virtuas VP of Global Alliances. “Adding AppFuse to our repertoire gives Virtuas a more comprehensive suite of open source Java technologies, all supported by a single entity.”

Virtuas will be exhibiting at OSCon 2006 in Portland, OR on July 26th and July 27th in the Oregon Convention Center, booth (#719) and will also co-sponsor “Apache Geronimo LIVE!”, an event to celebrate the Apache Geronimo Project, on July 27th at the Red Lion Convention Center Hotel in Portland, from 7pm-11pm.

About Virtuas Open Source Solutions, LLC

Virtuas Open Source Solutions is the premier provider of enterprise-level support services for widely adopted open source software such as Apache Geronimo, Apache Tomcat, Spring and Hibernate. Since 1999, Virtuas has provided the Global 2000 with world-class enterprise software solutions. For more information about Virtuas, please visit http://www.virtuas.com.

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