Sun Unveils Plans for Ninth Annual 2004 JavaOne Conference

4/23/2004 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW), the creator of Java technology, and MediaLive International, Inc. are gathering the leading Java technology developers to showcase their innovation and Java technology development skills at the ninth annual 2004 JavaOne Conference, scheduled for June 28-July 1 in San Francisco.

World-class developer challenges and awards are planned, including the JavaOne Coding Challenge, the Java Technology Game Development Contest Awards, and the prestigious Duke's Choice Awards which will be presented by Sun CEO Scott McNealy. The 2004 JavaOne conference agenda is now available featuring more than 350 technical and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions on topics ranging from mobility and security to the most innovative and thought-provoking uses of Java technology such as Project Looking Glass, JXTA and 3D Application and Game Development. Register today for the JavaOne conference at

JavaOne Conference Highlights
JavaOne Coding Challenge -- One of the highest-rated Attendee events in 2003, the JavaOne Coding Challenge is back this year. Sun has teamed up with TopCoder, Inc. to bring Java technology programmers together for coding, competition, and fun.

Java Technology Game Development Contest -- Launched by Sun in March, independent video game developers will be able to showcase their talent by building a game application using Java technologies. Approximately $50,000 in prizes will be awarded. Winning games will be chosen based on the quality of production, game play, and "fun factor" and announced during a General Session at the Conference. To enter visit

The Duke's Choice Awards -- Last year Sun launched the Duke's Choice awards, a lighthearted look at some of the best of the best in Java technology innovation. Sun CEO Scott McNealy will once again take some time during the General Session to recognize the coolest Java technology applications. Some of last year's winning entries were:

Developers worldwide are being called upon to join in the fun by nominating their projects at

JavaOne Conference Program Highlights
This year's agenda will offer Attendees educational sessions for all levels, from the popular Java University program by Sun Education to an exciting pavilion showcasing some of the latest Java technology innovations. The agenda presents seven tracks with in-depth sessions that focus on the development of Java technology for mobility, Web services, game development, enterprise development, and features true innovators in the Java technology community.

Topic 1: The Foundation: Core J2SE Technologies
The Java Platform provides a complete environment for application development on desktop and servers. This topic will cover fundamentals, such as the Java language and the core APIs as well as advanced topics.

Topic 2: Core Enterprise Technologies
The Core Enterprise topic covers fundamental and advanced topics for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE platform). This topic will cover: what's new in the J2EE 1.4 specification, Web services, Enterprise Java Beans technology, Connector Architecture, software deployment, and software management.

Topic 3: Java Technology on the Desktop
The desktop PC continues to be the central computing device that most people use to access applications, content, and services. Since its inception, Java technology has provided a highly interactive, rich user experience on the PC desktop. This topic will cover the broad array of Java APIs and technologies that enable both simple and highly sophisticated, network-deployed desktop applications.

Topic 4: Java Technology for the Web
The Java platform has proven to be ideally suited for the development of Web interfaces for either human or machine interaction. By layering rich functionality on top of basic Web protocols, Java technologies support the rapid development of information-rich, dynamic, and maintainable Web content that leverages existing business systems. This topic will cover the technologies of interest for Web development, including JavaServer Pages, JavaServer Faces, SOAP, XML, Web services and frameworks for the Web tier.

Topic 5: Java Technology for Mobility
This topic will cover a wide range of subjects relating to Java technology-enabled devices such as how they have become popular as a means of mobilizing content and services, and deploying them on consumer and mobile devices such as phones, PDAs, set-top boxes, telematics units, and smart cards. The Java Platform has been used to power games, provide wireless data services to enterprises, and implement richer and more flexible device environments.

Topic 6: Dissecting the Implementation: Solutions
Many independent software vendors (ISVs) and enterprises have implemented interoperable, real-world applications based on technologies in the platform.

Topic 7: Intriguing and Unexpected: "New and Cool"
The goal of the "New and Cool" topic is to present some of the most innovative and thought-provoking uses of Java technology such as Java technology in the Mars Rover, Java APIs for industrial robots, Java technology for telecommunications, including JAIN and OSS through Java technologies, and research projects on new uses of Java virtual machines.

For full descriptions and session information, go to

About JavaOne, Sun's 2004 Worldwide Java Developer Conference
The JavaOne conference is the leading event for Java technology developers. Established in 1996, the Conference provides Java technology developers with access to the greatest minds and innovations in the Java technology development community. Attendees have a chance to network with other developers and get exposure to real-world solutions and the Java technology industry.

About MediaLive International, Inc.
MediaLive International is a media and marketing company that fosters the advancement of technology in business. MediaLive International's products and services encompass the IT industry's largest exhibitions, including COMDEX and NetWorld+Interop, such highly focused educational programs as Next Generation Networks, custom seminars including JavaOne, respected publications including Business Communications Review, and specialized vendor marketing programs. Created in 2003 from the assets of Key3Media, MediaLive International is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco, with offices throughout the world. For more information about MediaLive International, visit

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- 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 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris, Java, the Java Coffee Cup logo, JavaOne, the JavaOne logo, Java Developer Conference, Java Community Process, J2EE, J2ME, J2SE, Java Compatible, Write Once, Run Anywhere, and all Java based marks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

MediaLive International, Seybold, Seybold Seminars, COMDEX, NetWorld+Interop, Next Generation Networks, Business Communications Review, and associated design marks and logos are trademarks or service marks owned or used under license by MediaLive International, Inc., and may or may not be registered in the United States and other countries.

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