VMWare-owned SpringSource – developer of enterprise Java frameworks
such as Spring, Grails and Groovy – has acquired Rabbit Technologies
Ltd, developer of RabbitMQ.
RabbitMQ is an open messaging system used by Heroku and other cloud
providers as their message broker.
SpringSource primarily operates in the enterprise Java world; the
acquisition marks an interesting tangent as RabbitMQ is written in
Erlang, a concurrent programming language developed by Ericsson,
that’s started appearing in other high-profile open-source projects
such as Ejabberd and CouchDB.
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