Java developers will now have access to a visual development environment with Sun Microsystems’ announcement of Sun Java Studio Creator, the first Sun product to be released under a revolutionary new subscription model as part of the Sun Developer Network programme.
Users will receive Java Studio Creator for free when they purchase a Sun Developer Network Standard subscription.
“Java Studio Creator is the culmination of a strategy Sun announced at last year’s JavaOne conference, to target corporate developers - an active and high-growth market,” said Sean O’Hare, Java systems engineer at Sun Microsystems.
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Java Studio Creator is designed to address the needs of skilled developers whose primary concern is the rapid delivery of business-critical applications.
“Sun is setting the pace in the Java technology market, delivering unbeatable value by offering innovative tools, updates and comprehensive support forums, all for a low subscription price,” he added.
Java Studio Creator is already available on the Solaris Operating System, Windows and Linux platforms, while support for the Mac OS X platform is underway with availability of the Early Access release of a Mac version.
As part of a promotion, Java Studio Creator for Mac OS X will be made available via free download under a Sun Developer Network subscription that is included with the purchase of an Apple 15in or 17in PowerBook.
Java Studio Creator is designed to be a comprehensive develop/debug/deploy solution that includes Sun Java System Application Server 8, Platform Edition, a component of the Sun Java Enterprise System, as a target development and deployment platform.
It also includes the Java 2 Platform Standard Edition Software Development Kit (SDK).
Written by Computing SA staff