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.
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