SAN FRANCISCO, JavaOne(SM) Developer Conference, June 27 /PRNewswire-
FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), founder and leading
advocate for Java(TM) technology, marked the 10th birthday of Java
technology's debut with major new alliances and developer programs aimed at
building on Java technology's pervasiveness in popular technology products
worldwide. Sun also is using the JavaOne conference as a launch pad for
revealing how it will accelerate Java technology's adoption and fuel economic
growth over the next 10 years through a number of significant product and
technology announcements, including plans to release key Java products to the
open source community.
Jonathan Schwartz, president and chief operating officer at Sun
Microsystems, opened the event with a keynote address that stressed the
importance of participation in stimulating market growth, building communities
and driving social progress in a world that is increasingly network-centric.
"Opening technologies and building communities lowers barriers for
adoption and results in more opportunity for participation and growth. This
has lead to a multi-billion-dollar Java industry with more than 4.5 million
Java technology developers who are creating new services for over 2.5 billion
Java platform-enabled devices worldwide," said Jonathan Schwartz. "Open
sourcing key technologies like the Solaris(TM) Operating System and enterprise
Java products will help Sun provide individuals, businesses and governments
with the new tools, increased security and breakthrough technologies that led
to economic expansion and social progress in the next age of network computing
-- the Participation Age."
Java Technology Drives Billions of Smart Devices Around the World
During the opening keynote, Schwartz pointed to the rapid growth and
acceptance of Java technology in a number of industries, markets and
communities. Examples of this include:
-- 1 billion Java technology-enabled smart cards
-- 708 million Java technology-enabled handsets (1)
-- 700 million Java technology-enabled PCs
-- More than 140 Java platform carrier deployments
-- 912 Java Community Process(SM) [JCP(SM)] members
Schwartz also pointed to support from both the Java community and global
technology partners, like IBM and others, as a strong indicator of Java
technology's continued importance in driving innovation and social progress.
Sun Uses the JavaOne Conference to Make Series of Major Announcements
Focused on Expanding Java Economy and Building Developer Community
-- Sun announced plans to share key Java technology products with the
open source community, taking a major step in advancing community
development while maintaining compatibility of Java technology.
Those key technologies include Sun Java System Application Server 9
Platform Edition and Sun Java Enterprise Service Bus, the first
fully open sourced enterprise service bus implementation based on
the Java Business Integration (JBI) specification (JSR 208).
-- IBM and Sun are extending their Java technology agreement to license
and use Java technologies from Sun through 2016. Additionally, the
two companies are announcing plans to broaden support of IBM's DB2,
Rational, Tivoli and WebSphere software on the Solaris 10 Operating
System on SPARC (R), x86 and x64 systems.
-- Sun unveiled new additions to Sun Ultra(TM) Workstation family with
the introduction of two new Ultra Workstation product lines that are
perfect for developers -- the Sun Ultra(TM) 20 Workstation equipped
with the AMD Opteron(TM) processor and the first Sun Ultra 3 Mobile
Workstation based on the UltraSPARC(R) processor for mobile
-- Sun is accelerating the delivery of its Service Oriented
Architecture (SOA) strategy, bringing new technologies and services
to market to help ensure effective implementation of web services.
As part of this new SOA strategy, Sun announced the newest version
of the Java Web Services Developer Pack 1.6, designed to enhance XML
Performance and enable service discovery.
-- Sun is enhancing its support of the developer community with the
launch of new Java Developer Tools. Sun is donating 135,000 lines of
collaboration-focused infrastructure source code from its Sun Java
System Instant Messaging and Java Studio Enterprise software for use
by the entire open source community on NetBeans.org. This new
initiative demonstrates a continued investment by Sun to stimulate
development of applications that leverage presence-awareness and
More details about the announcements and all press activities at the
JavaOne 2005 conference can be found at:
About JavaOne, Sun's 2005 Worldwide Java Developer Conference
The JavaOne conference is the world's leading event for Java technology
developers. Established in 1996, the Conference gives attendees access to the
greatest minds and innovations in the Java technology community. Developers
have the opportunity to learn about and apply the next generation of Java
technology for the full spectrum of development, from mobile devices to
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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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
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(1) Ovum Wireless Java Forecast, June 2005
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