/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
-- 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
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: http://developers.sun.com/prodtech/javatools/jsenterprise/index.html .
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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