“Kenji Obata, CEO of Spoon, stopped by to brief me on the new release of Spoon Studio and to discuss the notion that in the future, all user-facing applications are going to be virtual applications.”
Application streaming is at the heart of what we do here at Spoon. One of the most powerful parts of our service is the ability to click any application in the spoon.net library and in about 10 seconds, or usually less, be running that application live on your own computer. However, custom application builders and systems administrators who are trying to stream custom applications on their Spoon Server may notice that their applications don’t stream quite as quickly as our library applications.
That’s because here at Spoon HQ, our application builders don’t just build the library applications, they also profile any application added to the Spoon.net library.
What is profiling? Click past the break to find out!
Dedicated followers of our blog might remember our September announcement that Spoon is sponsoring the 2013 Scala eXchange. Now the time has come! Just hours ago the Spoon web development team hopped on a flight bound for the UK — exchanging the Seattle fog for the.. London fog.
Scala eXchange will include talks from prominent members of the Scala community including Martin Odersky, Viktor Klang and David Pollack. We’re eager to meet fellow Scala/Akka enthusiasts and have even come equipped with special gifts for folks who are lucky enough to meet a team member on the floor. If we don’t have a chance to meet you in person, we still hope you’ll enjoy the (weather-appropriate) gift we left in the conference goody bag.
We hope to see you there!
(If you can’t make the conference but are interested in learning more about working at Spoon, check out our careers page for information on all our engineering openings.)
With the arrival of Spoon Studio 11, virtualizing your favorite Windows 8 applications is easier than ever! However, virtualizing the newest Windows 8 applications is not the only use for Studio 11’s new Windows 8/8.1 support. Creating Windows 8-specific configurations for your older applications with Studio’s Merge Platforms feature lets you keep those old applications running on Windows 8 as well as the newest Windows 8.1 release.
A commonly encountered problem when virtualizing applications is the application crashing or performing poorly on certain operating systems. For example, if you’ve built and run your application on Windows XP but it crashes when run on Windows 8, it could require an OS-specific build. Instead of having to build two separate applications, one for each OS, Studio’s Merge Platforms feature lets you combine them into a single executable that will automatically load the correct configuration for the OS it is run on.
To see how to use the Merge Platforms feature, click past the break.
SEATTLE, WA – November 19, 2013 – Spoon, a leading developer of virtualization technology for the web and BYOD, today announced the immediate availability of Spoon Studio Express, the world’s first free application virtualization system. Studio Express is a free online version of Spoon Studio, an easy-to-use tool that allows desktop applications to be packaged into lightweight virtual machines, deployed to the cloud, and launched from any web browser.
Library Additions and Updates
|Line 3.2.1||jEdit 5|
|Photoscape 3.6||Media Player Classic 1.7|
|Assault Cube 1.2||Google Web Designer|
In addition to these new apps in the Spoon.net library, we’ve recently added support for dozens of other applications.
With CAD software, designers can create attractive and useful models without spending days hunched over a drafting table. The Spoon.net library features several CAD tools that enable designers to create 2D and 3D drawings on any PC.
Cross-browser testing is crucial to good web development, so we want to provide you the best tool for the job. Spoon.net’s Browser Sandbox offers current and legacy browser versions with all of the power of natively-installed applications as well as the added flexibility of the Spoon sandbox.