Palo Alto, CALIF. — Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced the immediate availability of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) version 1.3 for the Solaris Operating Environment free of charge. Tightly coupled with the latest technologies in the Solaris Operating Environment, J2SE v1.3 provides a solid platform for enterprise-grade Java technology development that is ideal for deploying client and server side enterprise applications in the demanding dot-com economy.
Java technology on the Solaris Operating Environment provides developers with a secure foundation and the optimal tools and services to allow performance, scalability, and reliability when creating network-centric enterprise applications ranging the largest enterprise server to the workstation. With the best from both worlds, J2SE v1.3 on Solaris Operating Environment delivers the required software agility and hardware predictability that make today’s dot-com enterprises more competitive and dynamic.
“J2SE v1.3 on Solaris provides a very clean, reliable platform to build comprehensive enterprise applications,” said Dwight Cheu, senior director of product management at MapInfo. “Our typical deployment is to thousands of users and the robustness of this release coupled with the performance enhancements of Java HotSpot gives MapInfo an economic and competitive advantage.”
With the Java HotSpot virtual machine, J2SE v1.3 opens the door to aggressive utilization and optimization of high-end enterprise capabilities, the traditional and proven strength of the Solaris Operating Environment. The Java HotSpot virtual machine, which can run in either client or server mode, delivers significant improvements in performance and scalability while offering greater streamlining and support for Java 2, Enterprise Edition application server technologies.
“J2SE v1.3 for the Solaris Operating Environment is a well-balanced release for today’s dot-com enterprises. Along with Solaris 8 co-packaged products, it offers complete feature stacks in database, security, and directory,” said Rich Green, vice president of Java software development at Sun Microsystems. “And with the Java HotSpot server engine and compiler, it naturally leverages the Solaris Operating Environment high-end capabilities in more ways than ever before.”
“J2SE v1.3 on Solaris has raised the bar on performance and reliability and has made large scale enterprise applications a reality,” said Sriram Sankar, President and CEO of Metamata, Inc. “Furthermore, moving from earlier versions of JDK has been very easy. We were able to move our enterprise debugger to J2SE v1.3 very quickly and our customers also have been able to move over to J2SE v1.3 and be productive immediately.”
The J2SE v1.3 on the Solaris Operating Environment is entirely free-of-charge and immediately at available at http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/java/ .
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