Sun's professional services, tools and labs groups are nearing completion of a jointly developed effort called the Sun Appliance for Live Software Analysis, or SALSA, project.Read: Sun Triple-Dips into SALSA
But SALSA is not a hardware "appliance"; rather, it is a software tool that will help Sun PS architects extract, analyze and refactor, or edit, Java code designs and architectures using two-dimensional and three-dimensional visualizations.
SALSA is built on top of a technology from Java creator James Gosling's Sun Labs called Jackpot, which automates software analysis. The SALSA team extended Jackpot to produce design and architectural software characteristics known as "design analysis facts," said John Crupi, a Sun distinguished engineer and chief architect at Sun PS.
Read the original Jackpot interview: Father of Java Has His Eye on 'Jackpot'
How many of us are involved in rearchitecting applications or going in as trouble shooters to help projects in trouble recover. If you are involved in that space please comment on your expectations of the usefulness of SALSA.