/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems, Inc., (Nasdaq: SUNW), the creator
and leading advocate of Java(TM) and Jini(TM) technologies, today announced
the general availability of the Jini(TM) Technology Starter Kit v2.1. The
starter kit is released under the Apache License version 2.0, built on
standards developed in collaboration with the Jini Community and available on
the Net at http://starterkit.jini.org .
The Jini Technology Starter Kit enables developers to leverage advanced
Java dynamic networking technology, making it easier for developers to build
competitive applications in technology growth markets such as edge networking,
grid computing, e-business, and enterprise integration. "Using Jini technology
has been a natural extension of our use of Java technology, especially remote
method invocation (RMI)," said Jeff Betten, manager, Client Technology,
Chicago Stock Exchange. "We welcome the enhancements introduced in the new
starter kit as key stepping stones that will help us get even more from our
investment in Java technology."
"We are pleased to offer the newest version of the Jini Technology Starter
Kit to developers at a time when dynamic distributed computing has become
increasingly critical for business success," said Mark Hodapp, director, Jini
Technology Program, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "As with Sun's other open source
initiatives such as the OpenSolaris(TM) project, the starter kit supports
developers by providing free access to Sun's latest Jini technology
Jini technology enables Java dynamic networking for the creation of
distributed systems that are highly adaptive to change. Some of the key
capabilities that Jini technology enables are:
-- self-healing and self-management
-- simplified horizontal scaling
-- improved systems availability
-- enhanced systems flexibility
-- lean, effective and low cost development and deployment
More Value To Share
The Jini Technology Starter Kit comes with feature enhancements, complies
with Jini Community standards, and offers the benefits of an open source
license. Feature Enhancements The new starter kit release continues to build
on the strength of previous releases and adds:
-- new JavaSpaces extensions that support many-to-many communications and
-- enhancements to simplify common Jini technology system deployment
practices, such as configuration file additions, and support for
multiple IP addresses, URL-based deployments and additional
configuration file capabilities.
These and other enhancements introduced in the starter kit are described
in more detail at http://starterkit.jini.org .
The starter kit implements the newly approved Jini Community standards
which were developed with input and expertise from the Jini technology
Licensed Under Open Source
Available under the Apache License, version 2.0, the starter kit is now
accessible to broader categories of developers. The license makes Jini
technology easier to adopt, and also encourages use and additional technology
contributions from the community.
Frank Greco, Chairman of the NYJavaSIG adds, "Java developer communities
like the New York Java Special Interest Group thrive on sharing and
collaboration. Open source licensing fosters this cooperative environment.
Sun's Jini Technology Starter Kit offered under the Apache License helps
remove barriers to access and further fuels developers' interest in research
and commercial efforts with Jini technology."
Currently Jini technology-based solutions are deployed in significant
technology growth markets such as edge networking, grid computing, e-business
and enterprise integration. Companies like BOOMI, CDO2, Chicago Stock
Exchange, GigaSpaces, Inca X, NEDAP, Orbitz, Paremus, Rubean, Sun, Valaran,
Valen Technologies and VCampus leverage Jini technology to gain and maintain a
competitive edge in their respective markets.
The announcement was made today at the Ninth Jini Community Meeting in
Chicago, a two-day event that brings together developers sharing an interest
in Jini technology and its power to build dynamic, adaptive systems. Find more
about what's happening at the Ninth Jini Community Meeting by visiting
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individuals, companies, organizations, and schools, who share and collaborate
through Jini technology-focused development projects, discussion lists, and
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