Sun Announces JBoss as Newest Member to NetBeans Partner Program

Jun 06, 2006, 01:00 ET from Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems,
 Inc. (Nasdaq:   SUNW), the creator and leading advocate of Java(TM)
 technology, today announced JBoss has endorsed the NetBeans(TM) Integrated
 Development Environment (IDE) and has joined the NetBeans Partner program.
     "We are endorsing the NetBeans IDE because of JBoss and Sun's mutual
 dedication to simplifying development of standards-based Java EE
 applications. We will work closely with the NetBeans team to develop a
 plug-in for the NetBeans IDE that provides developers with the tools for
 doing development with JBoss Application Server. NetBeans has great
 momentum in the market because it consistently delivers innovative
 solutions to enhance developer productivity," said Marc Fleury, founder and
 President of JBoss, Inc.
     As the primary sponsor of the NetBeans open source project, Sun will
 work with JBoss to create an installer that includes the award-winning
 NetBeans IDE and the JBoss Application Server in one bundle. This will
 allow developers to do a single installation and then immediately begin
 developing Java EE applications.
     "We are very pleased to welcome JBoss to the rapidly expanding NetBeans
 Partner program. There is a large cross-section of our developer community
 that uses JBoss technology and they will benefit from this relationship,"
 said Jeff Jackson, senior vice president of Java and Enterprise Development
 at Sun.
     About JBoss, Inc.
     JBoss, Inc., the global leader in open source middleware, offers simply
 the better way to transform businesses through a service-oriented
 architecture (SOA). As the market's leading open source platform for SOA,
 JEMS (JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite) delivers proven performance in
 mission-critical environments and is backed by world-class support and
 service -- all at a dramatically lower cost structure than proprietary
     About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     A singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer"(TM) -- guides Sun in
 the development of technologies that power the world's most important
 markets. Sun's philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is
 at the forefront of the next wave of computing: the Participation Age. Sun
 can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at
     Terri Molini
     Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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 Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
 Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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