Application Development: Sun's Java Store Targets Millions of Desktop, Online Users

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2009-06-22 Print this article Print
Suns Java Store Targets Millions of Desktop, Online Users

Suns Java Store Targets Millions of Desktop, Online Users

by Darryl Taft
At the 2009 JavaOne conference, Sun Microsystems gave the first public demonstration of its Java Store—a new distribution channel for developers to directly connect with the more than 800 million desktop Java technology users, Sun says. The Java Store is a consumer-facing storefront for the discovery and purchase of Java and JavaFX applications. Sun is aiming high with the Java Store, which it released as a beta for developers at JavaOne. The company is first targeting the desktop, but will later enable Java-based applications for smartphones and other devices to be sold through the store. More information on the Java Store can be found at
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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