6/19/2002 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the general availability of the latest releases of the Sun[tm] ONE Studio development tools for the Java[tm] platform. The products are available for immediate purchase and download at Formerly the Forte[tm] for Java[tm] product family, the Sun ONE Studio tools equip developers for end-to-end Web services development, spanning mobile to enterprise development, including support for multiple application servers. The product is also featured as part of the Sun ONE Developer Platform, announced today.

As an additional incentive for developers who own earlier releases of Forte[tm] for Java[tm], Enterprise Edition, or selected products from Borland, IBM, Microsoft or WebGain, Sun is offering a special price of US$995 to upgrade to Sun[tm] ONE Studio 4, Enterprise Edition for Java, representing a savings of US$1,000 over the full purchase price of US$1,995. For details on the upgrade program, please visit:

The Sun ONE Studio product lineup for the Java platform includes:

"As organizations implement Web services, it is clear that their development tools must span the full range of functionality, from mobile devices to the most sophisticated server-side development," said Peter Young, vice president, Sun ONE Studio Tools, Sun Microsystems. "The Sun ONE Studio tools address this diversity, which is the reality of today’s IT environment."

i2 Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of value chain management solutions, selected Sun ONE Studio 4. "Our team evaluated several leading Java IDEs, and was impressed with Sun ONE Studio's advanced support for the key Web services standards and protocols," said Pallab Chatterjee, i2 president, Solutions Operations. "The product's modular architecture really sets the IDE apart, because it can readily be updated with the latest modules as new technology becomes available. Other key criteria in our decision included compliance with J2EE[tm] version 1.3, ease of debugging deployed Enterprise JavaBeans components, and Sun's consistently high caliber of support."

IMSure Network, Inc., an innovative, end-to-end e-commerce company, is using Sun ONE Studio 4, Enterprise Edition to build its cornerstone customer-facing application for its B2BFlex and B2CFlex solutions. "Because of Sun ONE Studio 4's broad-based JSP/servlet support, this single application allows us to handle our customers' drastically different graphics, Web pages, and operating environments smoothly and simultaneously, saving time and resources," said Jim Rueschhoff, senior software engineer, IMSure Network, Inc. "Sun ONE Studio 4's support for Web services, including UDDI and SOAP, is a critical component of our plans to implement a Web-based architecture."

This new release is based on the latest version of the NetBeans[tm] open source platform, release 3.3.2. NetBeans 3.3.2 is focused on high performance, and offers a dramatic reduction in IDE start-up time and a smaller memory footprint.

Sun ONE Studio 4, Enterprise Edition for Java supports the building and deployment of Java[tm] 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE[tm]) applications, such as EJB components, to leading application servers. Release 4, which has passed the J2EE version 1.3 compatibility test suite, significantly expands the product's support for automated deployment to leading application servers to include the Sun ONE Application Server 7.0, Oracle9i Application Server (Oracle9iAS), BEA WebLogic Server, the JBoss open source application server and others.

Sun ONE Studio 4, Enterprise Edition for Java is the first IDE to support components of the Java Web Services Developer Pack (WSDP), which contains key technologies to simplify building of Web services using the Java 2 Platform. The IDE supports three of the Java XML Pack APIs (JAX-M 1.1 -- the Java API for XML Messaging; JAX-P 1.2 -- the Java API for XML Processing; and JAX-R 1.0 -- the Java API for XML Registries) as well as the JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library (JSTL) 1.0, the Ant Build Tool 1.4, and the Java WSDP Registry Server 1.0.

This release also includes extensive support for other Web services standards and protocols, including Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Web Services Description Language (WSDL) and Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI). The product makes it easier to create, assemble, test and deploy services on demand.

Sun ONE Studio 4, Mobile Edition is a new edition for developing applications for Java-enabled mobile devices. This compact IDE is optimized for J2ME (MIDP/CLDC) development. As announced at the JavaOne[sm] Developer Conference in March, some of the mobile industry’s most influential companies, including Nokia, Siemens, Sony Ericsson and Sprint, will integrate Sun ONE Studio products with their developer tools and redistribute the products to their developer communities.

Sun ONE Studio 4, Community Edition continues to be available for download at no charge from the Sun website, serving developers who need to write clean, compatible code that conforms to the latest Java technology standards. Community Edition is designed for creating dynamic Web content with JavaServer Pages and Java Servlet technology. The product is popular with individual developers and independent software vendors (ISVs) who need to develop, test, and deploy database-aware Web applications, and quickly create and debug XML and DTD documents using an integrated toolset.

Section 508 Compliance -- Access for Users with Disabilities The new releases are compliant with Section 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act, which establishes guidelines requiring federal agencies to purchase electronic and information technology products and services that meet the Electronic and Information Accessibility Standards. The Java Accessibility API provides a complete and consistent interface that makes it easy for mainstream developers and assistive technology vendors to make fully accessible applications available to users with disabilities.

Pricing and Availability
These new versions of the Sun ONE Studio tools are currently available via Sun ONE Studio 4, Enterprise Edition for Java is priced at US$1,995. Education customers licensing Enterprise Edition pay only for the cost of the media (CD-ROM) and shipping. Sun ONE Studio 4, Community and Mobile Edition are offered at no charge via download from the website.

The Sun ONE Studio tools for the Java platform are cross-platform compatible, enabling development on the Solaris[tm] Operating Environment, Linux, and Windows platforms.

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