SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun
Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), the creator and leading advocate of
Java(TM) technology, today announced it is continuing its ongoing
investment in open source and the AJAX application model by joining the
OpenAJAX Alliance, as well as the Dojo Foundation. Sun plans to actively
participate in these two communities to help drive open standards for AJAX
programming and increase interoperability across AJAX technologies.
As part of the OpenAJAX Alliance, Sun will collaborate with over 30
other member companies and organizations to identify and consolidate best
practices, reach a consensus on programming models around a reference
implementation for tools interoperability and generate wider AJAX adoption
throughout the industry.
Sun is also a new sponsor of the prestigious Dojo Foundation and will
participate in the Dojo Toolkit project. The Dojo Foundation is a
development faster and easier. As part of the Dojo Toolkit project, Sun
will be contributing AJAX widgets, helping with internationalization
efforts and refining documentation. Greg Murray, Sun's AJAX Architect, will
be one of the people representing Sun as a member of the Dojo Foundation.
"We're looking forward to Sun's involvement in helping to mature the
Toolkit. Sun's support of the Dojo Foundation, inclusion of Rhino in the
upcoming Java(TM) Platform Standard Edition 6 and recent release of Project
Phobos underline a commitment to a better future for both users and
developers," said Alex Russell, current president of the Dojo Foundation.
In addition to joining these two communities, Sun announced a preview
of a new plug-in for the NetBeans(TM) Integrated Development Environment to
support the jMaki framework, which will help to improve developer
productivity. Project jMaki, http://ajax.dev.java.net, is an open source
launched two new AJAX web portals: http://developers.sun.com/ajax and
AJAX-enabled JavaServer(TM) Faces components for the highly touted Sun
Java(TM) Studio Creator development environment.
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