Sun Introduces New Developer Network Membership Options and Promotions

6/30/2004 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW), the creator and leading advocate of Java technology, announced a new set of high-value, low-cost innovative developer initiatives that combine hardware, software, support services and programs to extend the reach of Sun's developer programs. The announcements include two new levels of membership in the Sun Developer Network Sun Developer Network Standard and Sun Developer Network Professional and two new developer promotions, an Apple developer promotion offering Sun Java Studio Creator for Mac OS X at no charge, and a free high performance Sun AMD Opteron processor-based workstation for new Sun Developer Network members who purchase a three-year Sun Java Studio Enterprise software subscription.

These offerings will help keep developers on the cutting edge of Java technology and provide access to the industry's most robust offering of Java technology-based products, programs, information, tools and equipment.

"With this broad collection of initiatives, Sun makes Java technology more accessible than ever," said Mark McClain, vice president, Software Marketing at Sun. "With a variety of options for a broad range of developers, from students just starting out, to the most sophisticated enterprise developers, Sun is delivering more than just products, but a full developer support infrastructure."

Sun Developer Network Standard and Sun Developer Network Professional
Also announced, Sun Developer Network Standard and Sun Developer Network Professional are two new Sun Developer Network membership levels that offer developers access to a rich array of tools, products and programs. At a cost of US$99 per developer per year, the new Sun Developer Network Standard membership level provides a complete program experience to help developers successfully build Web applications in minutes. Sun Developer Network Professional includes additional premium content and support elements at a cost of US$699 per developer per year. In addition, developers signing up for either one of these levels receive Java Studio Creator, the first pure Java visual development tool, also announced today, at no cost. For more information or to purchase Sun Developer Network Standard or Sun Developer Network Professional, visit

Free Opteron Processor-Based Workstation Offer
Sun today announced a promotion designed for developers who become new members of Sun Developer Network. For a limited time, new members who can sign up for a three-year Java Studio Enterprise software subscription at the discounted price of US$1499 per year will receive a free, high-performance Sun AMD Opteron processor-based workstation. The complete offering for the Sun Java Developer Workstation Promotion includes:

Valued at over US$9,000, this complete hardware, software and services package, expected to ship beginning July 30, is ideal for developers building J2EE technology-based solutions. This promotion supplements the Sun Fire V20z server-based promotion, giving developers a choice between a free server or workstation. For more details on these promotions, visit

Sun also announced an Apple developer promotion. Under the terms of this promotion, developers who purchase an Apple 15- or 17-inch PowerBook G4 laptop or PowerMac G5 system receive at no extra charge Java Studio Creator for Mac OS X; a one year Sun Developer Network Standard membership; and Sun's NetBeans integrated development environment (IDE) for the Mac OS X environment. the Center for Developer Innovation
After one year of existence,, a vibrant open source development community sponsored by Sun, now counts over 50,000 registered users and over 1,000 projects. Today, Sun announced a new Java Specification Request (JSR) community ( at, dedicated to JSR discussion, development and collaboration. This new JSR community, managed by a dedicated community manager, benefits the larger Java technology developer community by facilitating communication among interested developers; soliciting feedback on specific JSRs; helping keep the community informed of progress; and, consequently, helping expedite JSR completion.

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