/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: http://developer.sun.com/jscreator . 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: 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: http://www.topcoder.com . The deadline for registration into this competition is Wednesday, June 29 at 9:00 a.m. EDT. 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 sun.com. Subscribe to Sun newswire at http://sun.com/news . NOTE: Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, Solaris, Sun Studio and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. CONTACT: Carrie Kasten Sun Microsystems, Inc. +1-347-534-2093 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com +1-415-365-0462
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