Sun Microsystems and Industry Leaders Join Forces to Revolutionise Software Development
07 Jun 2000
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JavaOne[sm] Developer Conference - June 7, 2000 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. today introduced a new model for software development backed by several offerings geared to streamlining the development and integration of enterprise and Internet applications. Industry leaders including Informix Corporation and Rational Software also today announced their support for these programs.
Specifically, Sun announced:
These announcements mark the next step in an effort to revolutionise the way developers work. Innovation and time to market are paramount concerns for every development organistion, yet developers' productivity is still hindered by incomplete, incompatible and proprietary tools. Sun is working with other vendors to make available interoperable, cross-platform tools, components and services that address every aspect of the analysis, development and deployment cycle.
"Software developers need to operate in 'Internet time' and get their solutions to market as fast as possible. Through this initiative, they will not waste valuable time searching for the appropriate components or applications for a business system, only to find they are incompatible," said Patricia C. Sueltz, President of Software Products and Platforms at Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Working together with other leading vendors, these offerings can fuel a renaissance in software development, freeing developers to do their best work with proven high-level components and applications."
Forte for Java Portal
Primary benefits of this new Forte for Java Portal include:
In addition to launching the Forte for Java Portal, Sun today announced that more than 20 vendors plan to participate in the site by extending it with complementary products and services.
Forte for Java Community Edition is based on NetBeans[tm] Open Source Technology. Sun is today delivering on its promise to release the NetBeans source code under the Mozilla public licensing model version 1.1. The product source code is available at www.netbeans.org, which will be the site for all future Sun and community development and will be run on open source principles. This site will provide configuration management and other services required for open source-based products and components that will be available for download without charge. Collab.Net, a leading provider of collaborative software development services based on open source principles, is providing the project hosting environment for the netbeans.org site.
Sun Development Framework Portal
Key developer benefits include:
E-Support Now Available Through HotDispatch
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