Google and VMware jumped into bed this week, outlining a partnership that will allow Java developers to build applications on Google App Engine.

The news, unveiled during a keynote at Google's I/O conference, piqued the interest of some developers in attendance but many others couldn't wait to leave for the free snacks and soda. 

The collaboration will allow Java developers to build and run Spring-based Java applications on Google App Engine. Perhaps it was the choice of demo material -- the two companies built an expense reporting app on stage -- that sent developers out in droves. What a snoozer!

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