A month back I attended a presentation on SpringSource Hyperic HQ. They’ve finally made the slides available which are obviously missing the demonstrations that took place during the presentation. All in all my verdict at the time was that SpringSource Hyperic HQ was very good at what it was intended to do originally which was to generically monitor and manage processes and applications. However what I was looking for when I went to this presentation was a much more specialised developer level introspection into Spring based applications and that it currently doesn’t offer. There are rumours however that there exists a plugin for Spring TC server that currently offers such introspection and that this plugin will also be made available in the community edition of Hyperic HQ by the end of the year. I’ll be curious to see what metrics that offers in due time.