6/19/2002 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the all-new Sun[tm] ONE Developer Platform, a deployment-ready environment that accelerates the creation, assembly and deployment of Java Web services by providing developers with an extensive view into the entire development process. This allows developers to build integrated Web services applications through a coordinated effort among different developer types, resulting in greater developer productivity and lower maintenance costs. The integrated development and test platform includes tools built on Sun[tm] ONE Studio 4.0 and Sun ONE Application, Portal, Identity, Registry and Integration server software. The Sun ONE Developer Platform leverages the core Java[tm] 2, Enterprise Edition and supports the latest Web service standards including UDDI, WSDL, SOAP and Java Connector APIs.
"Development communities have become increasingly fragmented, creating a need for a single development environment that exposes all the interfaces required for software creation from the desktop to the back-end," said Rikki Kirzner, research director at IDC. "An integrated developer environment provides developers of all types with the ability to build integrated Web services applications more efficiently and to collaborate across the development team, thereby lowering IT maintenance costs and decreasing time to market."
The Sun ONE Developer Platform is distinctive in the industry because it provides an array of tools that map to specific developer roles, coupled with a tightly integrated set of backend server software. These tools leverage the open source NetBeans[tm] framework to provide a consistent tools foundation across the entire development process. Providing identity, security and integration features unmatched by alternative industry developer offerings, the Sun ONE Developer Platform meets the needs of multiple developer types, including Java developers, RAD developers, portal builders and resource adapter builders. The Sun ONE Developer Platform tools include a full range of end-to-end sample applications, solution blue prints and developer scenarios as well as Sun ONE Application Framework and Sun ONE Connector Builder.
"Sun continues to address today's Web services challenges of security and integration by delivering on its commitment to offer technologies that ease the burden of development and drive down implementation costs," said Stuart Wells, senior vice president of Sun ONE middleware products at Sun Microsystems. "Via the new Sun ONE Developer Platform, IT organizations can minimize the complexities of today's development challenges and enable their various development teams to work together as effectively as possible."
Developers of all types can benefit from Sun's standards-based software vision, architecture and platform for building and deploying services on demand. For example, the Sun ONE Portlet Builder, included in Sun ONE Developer Platform, provides portal builders the means to rapidly create content channels that can be personalized and delivered across multiple access devices including PDAs, browsers and mobile phones.
The Sun ONE Developer Platform offers fully integrated network identity capabilities through incorporation of the Sun ONE Identity Server, which provides Web single sign-on, policy and access control, service provisioning and unified user management. These features allow developers to build next generation Java Web services on a secure infrastructure. In addition, Sun ONE Registry Server makes its debut in the Sun ONE Developer Platform, enabling customers to easily create UDDI repositories for their Web services, based on the industry's leading LDAP environment.
"Macromedia is working with Sun to offer web developers more choice by combining the rapid application development capabilities of Macromedia ColdFusion MX with the Sun ONE platform," said Jeremy Allaire, chief technology officer, Macromedia. "ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE will enable developers to leverage their existing investments in the Sun ONE platform, while rapidly creating Rich Internet Applications that deliver the most compelling user experience possible. This collaboration integrates ColdFusion MX with the standards based Sun ONE Developer Platform, and helps organizations improve developer productivity, and exposes the power of the J2EE Platform to a whole new community."
Sun is also adding additional new developer resources and user groups to further developer collaboration and support. These new resources, including new content the on Sun ONE Developer Portal, a new online support forum, and new Sun ONE User Groups, are available on http://developer.iplanet.com.
Pricing and Availability
Sun ONE Developer Platform will be available in the fourth quarter of 2002 for $5,000 per developer seat. The Sun ONE Developer Platform ships with Sun[tm] ONE Application Server 7 Standard Edition, Sun ONE Portal Server 6, Sun ONE Identity Server 5.1, Sun ONE Integration Server 3.1, Sun ONE Studio 4, Sun ONE Application Framework 2, and the Sun ONE Connector Builder 1, as well as tools that are built into the aforementioned servers. Pricing subject to change.
About Sun ONE
Sun ONE, the integration of Sun's award-winning portfolio of software products, is Sun's vision, architecture, platform and expertise that enables the delivery and deployment of services on demand. Through its open, integratable architecture, Sun ONE extends current enterprise systems to help reduce costs and complexity while improving organizations return on assets. More information on Sun ONE is available at http://www.sun.com/sunone.
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer[tm]" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com
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