Sun Microsystems Advances the Development of Building Java Applications

Leading-Edge Enhancements to the Sun Java Studio Tools Platform Offer

Developers Improved Application Development Productivity

SAN FRANCISCO, JavaOne(SM) Developer Conference, June 27

Jun 27, 2005, 01:00 ET from Sun Microsystems, Inc.

/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SUNW), founder and
 lead advocate for Java(TM) technology, today announced that it is accelerating
 the development process of Java technology-based applications by enhancing its
 suite of developer tools. Announced at the 10th annual JavaOne developer
 conference, Sun is bringing new features to its award-winning Sun Java Studio
 Creator and Sun Java Studio Enterprise development tools that will enable
 developers to improve their application development productivity using
 leading-edge technologies offered in both tools.
     "Sun has asked developers to help us deliver a suite of Java tools that
 meets their requirements, and we have listened and incorporated that feedback
 within our next-generation Java Studio tools platform," said Joe Keller, vice
 president of marketing, Applications and Developer Platforms, Sun
 Microsystems. "The steps we have taken to date highlight Sun's commitment to
 the ideal of bringing the power of community to bear while easing the process
 of code creation."
     As part of Sun's commitment to the developer community, a number of
 updates are being announced:
     Java Studio Creator 2 Early Access Program
     To preview Java Studio Creator's new web development productivity
 enhancements, Sun is announcing the Java Studio Creator 2 Early Access
 program, which builds upon the success of the initial version by incorporating
 new features based on customer feedback. Some examples of key features in Java
 Studio Creator 2 are:
     -- Now built on NetBeans(TM) IDE 4.1, the latest version of the
        award-winning open source IDE and platform, which provides new support
        for refactoring, version control and improved code editing;
     -- A greatly expanded library of JavaServer(TM) Faces components, which
        allow development of richer web applications;
     -- Support for the visual development of Java standard portlets, allowing
        organizations to aggregate their web applications in a single web
        portal; and
     -- Direct support for Enterprise JavaBeans(TM) components, enabling easy
        access to organizations' existing server side business logic .
     To participate in the development process, Sun is encouraging developers
 to register in the freely available Early Access program to download and test
 code within the product. To kick off the program, Sun released more than
 5,000 copies of Java Studio Creator 2 Early Access DVDs to attendees of the
 2005 JavaOne conference. Java Studio Creator is included in both the Sun Java
 Enterprise System and Sun Java System Suites. For more information, go to: .
     Java Studio Enterprise Updates
     Previewing at JavaOne 2005 is the future release of Sun Java Studio
 Enterprise, with new feature sets to enable a radically new service creation,
 orchestration and data mapping capability. These new features will aptly aid
 the development of service oriented architecture (SOA) based applications with
 integrated support for service orchestration and consumption, all based on
 industry defined standards.
     Arriving later this summer will be an early access program for Java Studio
 Enterprise 8, the first enterprise development environment to deliver
 integrated, code-aware developer collaboration in an effort to accelerate team
 productivity. Java Studio Enterprise 8 extends both the modeling and
 collaboration features, providing complete Java Platform, Enterprise Edition
 1.4 support.
     Integrating the very latest NetBeans IDE 4.1 application development
 foundation and continuing to provide a dedicated online portal with instant
 access to enterprise development content and support services, Java Studio
 Enterprise is the premier developer tools platform for the Java Enterprise
 System and Java System Suites, Sun's strategic SOA-enabled web services
 deployment infrastructure.  For more information on Java Studio Enterprise, go
 to: .
     Also, Sun Developer Network(SM), Sun's premier developer community
 program, is proud to be the title sponsor of the 2005 TopCoder Open. This
 competition is a real-world event for developers to design and develop
 component-based software. During the tournament, developers will get the
 chance to design and develop JavaServer Faces components based on the Java
 Studio Creator Design Time Application Program Interfaces (APIs). To have a
 chance to win the $150,000 prize purse, participants can register at: .
     The deadline for registration into this competition is Wednesday, June 29
 at 9:00 a.m. EDT.
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      Carrie Kasten
      Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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