Sun Takes Developer Platform to New Level
Company targets new version of its developer tools at Java application and Web services development.As part of a strategic software announcement scheduled for next week, Sun Microsystems Inc. plans to unveil a new version of its developer tools aimed at Java application and Web services development. Sun plans to announce the Sun ONE Developer Platform, a suite of tools and software under the Sun ONE brand to compete with technology from primary competitors such as IBM, sources said. As part of the overall Sun ONE Developer Platform, Sun also plans to release a new version of its application server--a version of which the company last month said will be integrated into the companys Solaris operating system.
The developer platform will feature a new UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration) registry server as well as a new version of the companys Java development tools known as Sun ONE Studio that has been souped up for Web services development, sources said.