Sun Helps Mac, x86 Developers with Free Upgrade of Java Studio Creator

10/22/2004 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), the creator and leading advocate of Java technology, announced the availability of the latest version of its breakthrough visual development environment, Sun Java Studio Creator. Available as a free upgrade, the new version now supports Mac OS X and the Solaris Operating System (x86 Platform Edition). This offering gives x86 and Mac developers access to the greater ease of use and performance features from Java Studio Creator and the Java platform. Mac developers looking for expert advice and information on Java-related topics, including Java Studio Creator, are invited to visit the vibrant Mac Java community at In addition, this marks the first multilanguage release of the product, with support for Japanese and simplified Chinese.

In addition, for Microsoft Windows developers, Sun continues to offer a promotion that benefits Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs), including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers (MCSEs). MCPs may take advantage of a 50 percent discount on Java Studio Creator as part of a special promotion that gives them access to Sun's record-setting line of workstations and servers with AMD Opteron processors. For more information on the promotion for Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers, visit:

"Sun continues to aggressively broaden the market served by Java technology on multiple fronts, localizing our tools to meet the needs of developers in high-growth markets and expanding the range of platforms our products support," said Jeff Jackson, vice president, Java Developer Platform and Strategy, Sun Microsystems. "By making our products more accessible to developers around the world, on every major platform, we are supporting our commitment to make the Java language the most popular, developer-friendly technology on earth."

Sun Java Studio Creator
Java Studio Creator is a highly productive development environment focused on easy assembly of business applications from components using a simple drag-and-drop visual interface. It includes a complete version of Sun Java System Application Server 8, Platform Edition, the Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.4.2 SDK, and development time drivers for market-leading databases, making developers productive from the start and able to take full advantage of the Enterprise Java platform.

With drag-and-drop layout of user interfaces and component infrastructures, Java Studio Creator ensures fast development from prototype to finished application, with consistent look, feel and behavior of applications. Based on JavaServer Faces technology, Java Studio Creator simplifies Java coding, without requiring developers to manage details of transactions, persistence and other complexities. The product's round-trip development model streamlines the steps to develop, deploy and debug, making iterative development easier and more productive. Like all of the Sun Java Studio tools, Java Studio Creator is based on the NetBeans ( open source platform.

Pricing and Availability
Java Studio Creator is available as part of the Sun Developer Network subscription program. For US$99, subscribers receive a one-year subscription to Sun Developer Network Standard plus a perpetual license to Java Studio Creator, with free updates during the life of their subscription. Existing Java Studio Creator customers can upgrade to the new release at no cost through the AutoUpdate feature built into the product, or by visiting:

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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