Sun Pushes NetBeans Worldwide
The company is planning NetBeans WorldTour, a series of 10 developer events throughout the world where the company will distribute the NetBeans integrated development environment.On the heels of news that Java is surpassing C and C++ for use in many open source projects, Sun Microsystems Inc. Tuesday announced a broad-based program to distribute its NetBeans open source Java development platform to developers throughout the world. Sun has announced the NetBeans WorldTour, a series of 10 developer events throughout the world where the company will distribute the NetBeans IDE (integrated development environment). Indeed, Sun has created the NetBeans WorldTour CD program, which provides a free NetBeans CD with free shipping and handling to any developer around the world who registers with the Sun Developer Network, the company said.
The NetBeans WorldTour CD currently includes the NetBeans IDE 4.1, the Sun Java System Application Server 8.1 Platform Edition, the NetBeans Mobility Pack 4.1 and the NetBeans Profiler. It is available from www.netbeans.org/about/cd-form.html and will be updated as major enhancements and new releases become available.