Sun Joins the OpenAJAX Alliance and Dojo Foundation Plans to Help Drive the Next Phase of Internet Application Development

Using the AJAX Model

    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
 non-profit organization for JavaScript(TM) programming and the Dojo Toolkit
 is an open source JavaScript toolkit for making professional web
 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,, is an open source
 JavaScript wrapper framework for the Java platform. Sun also recently
 launched two new AJAX web portals: and as well as several enhanced Sun BluePrints
 AJAX-enabled JavaServer(TM) Faces components for the highly touted Sun
 Java(TM) Studio Creator development environment.
     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
     NOTE: Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, JavaScript, JavaServer
 Faces, NetBeans and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks, registered
 trademarks or service marks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States
 and other countries.
     Jacki DeCoster
     Sun Microsystems

SOURCE Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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