What is Spoon?

Spoon leverages Turbo.net Container technology to provide super fast sandboxes for developers and testers to spin up test environments.

Why use Spoon?

Spoon dramatically simplifies testing:

  • Run development code in a pre-packaged, isolated environment with software-configurable networking
  • Rapidly rollback changes and execute tests across a span of application versions and test environments
  • Test in multiple client, server, and browser environments concurrently on a single physical device
  • Accelerate test cycles by eliminating the need to install application dependencies and modify configuration


How long does it take to start Spoon sandboxes?

Spoon sandboxes startup time is very fast -- on the order of seconds or less. (Startup time excludes any time required to download images.)

What is the performance overhead of running inside a Spoon sandbox?

The sandbox consumes only a small percentage of additional CPU and memory consumption relative to native applications. In nearly all cases, Spoon overhead is negligible.

Wow, that's amazing!

Yes. Please enjoy responsibly.

Does Spoon support virtual networking?

Yes. See the --route-add, --route-block, --link, --hosts, and --network commands.

Does Spoon support linking multiple containers?

Yes. See the --link and --network commands.

Is there a difference between server and desktop application containers?

No, there is no special distinction. And desktop containers can contain services/servers and vice versa.

How does Spoon handle licensing?

Spoon does not modify the licensing behavior of any applications running virtualized or within a container. Running on Spoon is identical to running on a regular PC, or running on virtual hardware such as Virtual PC or VMware. And Spoon runs on a single instance of a base operating system.

What is the Spoon pricing model?

See Pricing and Plans for more information on Spoon plan options.