In this chapter, we gave a brief history of enterprise software and how its evolution set the stage for VMware Tanzu. Then, we gave a high-level overview of the Tanzu product itself. And finally, we covered some technical requirements to set you up for success in the hands-on exercises.
With all that in place, you’re free to jump to any chapter that piques your interest; they’re all self-contained and can be read on their own. Or, if you’re going in order, we’ll start at the beginning of the software development process. Application Accelerator for VMware Tanzu is a tool for bootstrapping a new application with all of the enterprise standards and approved libraries built in, giving you a more uniform portfolio of apps and preventing software teams from repeating past mistakes. Regardless of your approach to the book, we hope you enjoy the material, and we wish you great success putting it into practice.