Macromedia Java Technology Based Application Server Achieves Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Compatibility

Macromedia JRun Leverages Sun Microsystems' Standards to Enable Developers

To Rapidly and Cost-Effectively Build Server-Side Java Technology Based

Applications



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Macromedia, Inc.

    Macromedia UCON 2001, NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
 Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq:   MACR) today announced that JRun, the Java(TM)
 technology based application server added to its product line after its recent
 merger with Allaire Corp., has successfully passed Sun Microsystems'
 comprehensive Java(TM) 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE(TM)) test suite to
 achieve Sun's J2EE compatible brand. Focused on the needs of developers
 building server-side Java technology based applications built on open industry
 standards, Macromedia JRun makes the advanced capabilities of the J2EE
 platform broadly accessible to the entire Java development community. J2EE
 compatibility represents a continued commitment to open standards and
 longstanding relationship with Sun, which Macromedia and Allaire both shared.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990921/MACRLOGO )
     JRun customers working with the J2EE platform-compatible application
 server can be certain that it abides by the set of services that define J2EE
 technology, and that the applications running on the server can cross between
 implementations, thereby removing the concern of vendor or platform lock in.
 Pieces of or entire applications can interoperate readily. By assuring
 compatibility, Macromedia provides JRun customers with the knowledge that
 their J2EE technology based application will run predictably and reliably.
     "We are delighted that Macromedia JRun has successfully achieved J2EE
 compatibility, further validating our commitment to the Java community and
 overall product development philosophy for supporting open Internet
 standards," said Jeremy Allaire, chief technology officer, Macromedia. "Sun's
 J2EE branding of JRun enables Macromedia to provide the most affordable, J2EE
 compliant Java application server for companies of all sizes, and offers
 customers greater flexibility and developer productivity gains. This is great
 news for JRun customers looking for the interoperability gains and assurances
 that come with compatibility."
     Macromedia JRun delivers the powerful capabilities of the J2EE
 specification in a single integrated server, providing companies the ability
 to build advanced business systems that take advantage of distributed
 transactions and messaging for enterprise-class reliability. Macromedia JRun
 supports all J2EE requirements, including Enterprise JavaBeans(TM) (EJB(TM)),
 JavaSever Pages(TM) (JSP(TM)), Java(TM) Servlets, Java(TM) Naming and
 Directory Interface(TM) (JNDI), Java(TM) Transaction API (JTA), and Java(TM)
 Database Connectivity 2.0 technology (JBDC(TM)).
     "Macromedia, a longtime Sun business partner, recognizes that customers
 need to know that a vendor adheres to and is implementing the latest
 standards," said George Paolini, vice president of technology evangelism and
 marketing for Sun Microsystems. "With today's evolving technical landscape,
 customers need as much flexibility as possible so that a choice made now does
 not preclude them from using another solution in the future. The J2EE platform
 allows for such freedom, and Macromedia JRun is a strong vehicle for that
 vision."
     Currently, Macromedia is an active participant and proponent of the Java
 Community Process(SM) (JCP), the open process that Sun has been using since
 1995 to develop and revise Java technology specifications in cooperation with
 the international Java community. In addition, Macromedia participates in
 several other special Expert Groups that drive the creation or revision of
 leading edge Java specifications.
 
     About Macromedia JRun
     Macromedia JRun is a Java(TM) 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE(TM))
 compatible Java application server and integrated development environment for
 building and deploying server-side Java technology based applications. Focused
 on ease-of-use, JRun 3.0 provides a 100% Java technology based J2EE
 implementation, founded on a clean design that avoids the overhead of legacy
 technologies.
     Development components, including EJB 1.1, JTA 1.0, JMS 1.0, JSP 1.1, have
 been built from the ground up to meet Sun Microsystems' J2EE specifications,
 to deliver advanced performance and reliability. Winner of Internet World
 Magazine's "Best of Show" at Internet World Fall 2000, JRun pricing and
 upgrade information can be found at
 http://www.macromedia.com/go/xtraffic_mm_al_software_jrunsr/ .
 
     About Macromedia
     Macromedia is passionate about what the Web can be. Its award-winning
 products empower designers and developers to efficiently create and deliver
 the most engaging experiences on the Web, and enable innovative Internet
 business solutions. Headquartered in San Francisco, Macromedia has more than
 1,700 employees worldwide and is available on the Internet at
 www.macromedia.com.
 
     NOTE:  Macromedia and JRun are trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. Sun, Sun
 Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, J2EE, JavaOne, Java Community Process,
 Enterprise Java Beans and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
 All other company names, brand names and product names are trademarks of their
 respective holder(s).
 
 

SOURCE Macromedia, Inc.
    Macromedia UCON 2001, NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
 Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq:   MACR) today announced that JRun, the Java(TM)
 technology based application server added to its product line after its recent
 merger with Allaire Corp., has successfully passed Sun Microsystems'
 comprehensive Java(TM) 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE(TM)) test suite to
 achieve Sun's J2EE compatible brand. Focused on the needs of developers
 building server-side Java technology based applications built on open industry
 standards, Macromedia JRun makes the advanced capabilities of the J2EE
 platform broadly accessible to the entire Java development community. J2EE
 compatibility represents a continued commitment to open standards and
 longstanding relationship with Sun, which Macromedia and Allaire both shared.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990921/MACRLOGO )
     JRun customers working with the J2EE platform-compatible application
 server can be certain that it abides by the set of services that define J2EE
 technology, and that the applications running on the server can cross between
 implementations, thereby removing the concern of vendor or platform lock in.
 Pieces of or entire applications can interoperate readily. By assuring
 compatibility, Macromedia provides JRun customers with the knowledge that
 their J2EE technology based application will run predictably and reliably.
     "We are delighted that Macromedia JRun has successfully achieved J2EE
 compatibility, further validating our commitment to the Java community and
 overall product development philosophy for supporting open Internet
 standards," said Jeremy Allaire, chief technology officer, Macromedia. "Sun's
 J2EE branding of JRun enables Macromedia to provide the most affordable, J2EE
 compliant Java application server for companies of all sizes, and offers
 customers greater flexibility and developer productivity gains. This is great
 news for JRun customers looking for the interoperability gains and assurances
 that come with compatibility."
     Macromedia JRun delivers the powerful capabilities of the J2EE
 specification in a single integrated server, providing companies the ability
 to build advanced business systems that take advantage of distributed
 transactions and messaging for enterprise-class reliability. Macromedia JRun
 supports all J2EE requirements, including Enterprise JavaBeans(TM) (EJB(TM)),
 JavaSever Pages(TM) (JSP(TM)), Java(TM) Servlets, Java(TM) Naming and
 Directory Interface(TM) (JNDI), Java(TM) Transaction API (JTA), and Java(TM)
 Database Connectivity 2.0 technology (JBDC(TM)).
     "Macromedia, a longtime Sun business partner, recognizes that customers
 need to know that a vendor adheres to and is implementing the latest
 standards," said George Paolini, vice president of technology evangelism and
 marketing for Sun Microsystems. "With today's evolving technical landscape,
 customers need as much flexibility as possible so that a choice made now does
 not preclude them from using another solution in the future. The J2EE platform
 allows for such freedom, and Macromedia JRun is a strong vehicle for that
 vision."
     Currently, Macromedia is an active participant and proponent of the Java
 Community Process(SM) (JCP), the open process that Sun has been using since
 1995 to develop and revise Java technology specifications in cooperation with
 the international Java community. In addition, Macromedia participates in
 several other special Expert Groups that drive the creation or revision of
 leading edge Java specifications.
 
     About Macromedia JRun
     Macromedia JRun is a Java(TM) 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE(TM))
 compatible Java application server and integrated development environment for
 building and deploying server-side Java technology based applications. Focused
 on ease-of-use, JRun 3.0 provides a 100% Java technology based J2EE
 implementation, founded on a clean design that avoids the overhead of legacy
 technologies.
     Development components, including EJB 1.1, JTA 1.0, JMS 1.0, JSP 1.1, have
 been built from the ground up to meet Sun Microsystems' J2EE specifications,
 to deliver advanced performance and reliability. Winner of Internet World
 Magazine's "Best of Show" at Internet World Fall 2000, JRun pricing and
 upgrade information can be found at
 http://www.macromedia.com/go/xtraffic_mm_al_software_jrunsr/ .
 
     About Macromedia
     Macromedia is passionate about what the Web can be. Its award-winning
 products empower designers and developers to efficiently create and deliver
 the most engaging experiences on the Web, and enable innovative Internet
 business solutions. Headquartered in San Francisco, Macromedia has more than
 1,700 employees worldwide and is available on the Internet at
 www.macromedia.com.
 
     NOTE:  Macromedia and JRun are trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. Sun, Sun
 Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, J2EE, JavaOne, Java Community Process,
 Enterprise Java Beans and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
 All other company names, brand names and product names are trademarks of their
 respective holder(s).
 
 SOURCE  Macromedia, Inc.