Sun Announces the Beta Release of GlassFish V2 Application Server and the New Sun Web Developer Pack Supports Open Source Scripting Technologies for Creation of Rich Next

Generation Web Applications



    SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun
 Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SUNW) and the GlassFish(TM) community, today
 announced the beta release of the GlassFish V2, the next major version of
 the open source Java(TM) EE 5 application server and the release of the
 Sun(TM) Web Developer Pack, a toolkit designed for simplifying and enabling
 advanced rich Internet applications for the Java platform. These releases
 help enterprises build and deploy SOA and Web 2.0 applications and services
 leveraging next generation web technologies such as Ajax, Scripting and
 REST that simplifies development and deployment of scalable, interactive
 applications.
     The GlassFish V2 Beta adds all the enterprise features from Sun's Java
 System Application Server Enterprise Edition, such as clustering,
 administration, Web Services Interoperability Technology (WSIT) and load
 balancing to support highly scalable, volume enterprise deployments for SOA
 and Web 2.0 applications. A few of these features include:
     -- WSIT integration -- allowing applications to interoperate between Web
        services hosted on Java and Windows environments.
     -- Java Business Integration (JBI) -- providing native SOA support.
     -- NetBeans(TM) IDE integration -- enabling developers to deploy SOA
        applications by designing BPEL business processes as well as building
        and testing composite applications with the NetBeans(TM) Enterprise
        Pack.
     The GlassFish V2 Beta (http://java.sun.com/javaee/downloads/ea/) is
 available now via download.
     "The flexibility of open source technologies, along with the unmatched
 security, stability, ease-of management and scalability of Solaris 10 and
 the GlassFish application server will enable us to grow our business and
 our community to meet the growing demand," said Cyril Bouteille, chief
 technology officer, Peerflix, Inc.
     "The release of GlassFish V2 Beta further demonstrates Sun's commitment
 and leading contributions to the open source community," said Karen Tegan
 Padir, vice president, Enterprise Java Platforms, Sun. "GlassFish continues
 to proffer widely adopted open source based solutions that provide
 developers with industry leading enterprise scalability and ease of
 deployment on Web 2.0 and SOA applications."
     The Sun Web Developer Pack (http://developers.sun.com/web/swdp)
 simplifies access to multiple open source technologies for creating rich
 Internet-based applications, REST Web services and RSS feeds more rapidly.
 The availability of the Web 2.0 toolkit reinforces Sun's commitment to
 provide the developer community with next-generation Java technologies such
 as Project jMaki, Project Phobos, Dynamic Faces, WADL, ROME, and Atom.
     A prominent Java community member, Ben Galbraith, co-founder of
 Ajaxian.com, has worked extensively with one of the technologies which is
 now being supported and made available through the Sun Web Developer Pack.
 "jMaki offers a compelling model for creating rich component-oriented Ajax
 interfaces in Java," said Galbraith. "It standardizes Ajax component
 interfaces, smoothly integrates multiple Ajax frameworks such as Dojo and
 YUI!, provides a powerful declarative event handling mechanism, and makes
 it easy to do mash-ups with its built-in and easily configurable proxy
 server. Before you start down the path of integrating some of the popular
 Ajax frameworks into your application, learn jMaki first."
     The pack will be bundled into the Sun Java Application Platform SDK
 Suite update 3 preview which includes the GlassFish V2 Beta, available for
 download today. Available with a NetBeans plug-in, the Web Developer Pack
 enables developers to easily and rapidly deploy Web 2.0 applications and
 lightweight, dynamic code development. Check out the Sun Web Developer Pack
 at http://developers.sun.com/web/swdp.
     Sun is also announcing the creation of a Java Specification Request
 (JSR) 311 focused on providing support for RESTful Web Services in the Java
 Platform working with other vendors such as BEA, Apache, Google, Jboss,
 TmaxSoft and Jerome Louvel (author of the Restlet project). This JSR will
 help further promote standardization around the next generation web
 technologies and will aim to provide easy-to-use API for developers for
 Java EE or Java SE platforms.
     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 Net at
 http://sun.com.
     Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, Solaris, GlassFish, NetBeans
 and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
     Contact:
     Terri Molini
     Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     408-404-4976
     terri.molini@sun.com
 
 

SOURCE Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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