SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun Microsystems Inc.
(Nasdaq: SUNW), the creator and leading advocate of Java (TM) technology,
today announced that Project Matisse -- the Graphical User Interface Builder
and one of the most innovative features of the highly anticipated NetBeans 5.0
Integrated development Environment (IDE) software -- is achieving broad
developer adoption and endorsements.
With NetBeans 5.0, the Graphical User Interface (GUI) Builder is
dramatically simplified, which enables users to speed up their development
cycle. This optimization has already demonstrated itself to be a major
advancement in the creation of rich client Java applications. For example,
Serpro, Brazil's largest public IT company, recently began using NetBeans
Project Matisse to develop Java applications for a range of Federal agencies
in Brazil. With close to 9000 employees in over 300 cities, Serpro
impressively manages more than 1 billion transactions annually for the
According to Serge Rehem, chief of development at Serpro, "We are
committed to open source in platforms and tools, and NetBeans is one of our
development tools of choice. NetBeans solves the problem that has been
plaguing developers for years -- easy GUI creation. There is nothing else like
it in the market today and our Java desktop developers are now switching to
In contrast with other visual development tools that target rich client
development on specific platforms, Project Matisse is unique in building
applications that can be deployed -- with consistent look, feel, and user
interaction -- across the variety of desktop platforms that support Java SE,
using simple drag and drop technology. These include the Solaris(TM) 10 OS,
OpenSolaris, Linux, Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh OS X.
To date, there have been more than 8 million downloads of the NetBeans IDE
(approximately 30 percent of those in the past year.) Overall, developers are
making the switch to NetBeans from other development tools, recognizing the
improved power and speed provided by the NetBeans IDE. For more developer
success stories in switching to NetBeans, see
"Over the past 12 months, we've broken down the barricades to easy Java
development," says Jeff Jackson, senior vice president of Java, Enterprise and
Development Products at Sun. "What's more, we've accomplished it all while
adhering to the core values of the Java platform -- cross platform application
development and deployment with Java standards. We're pleased to see
organizations like Serpro eagerly anticipating the release of NetBeans 5.0."
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