Sun Touts its Java-focused Portals
Developers are taking advantage of Sun's recent Web communities to spur Java programming efforts.At the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2003 conference in Geneva next Tuesday, Sun Microsystems Inc. is expected to make announcements touting momentum behind its Java developer and consumer portals. Sun is expected to announce that the java.net Web site, a collaborative community for developers, and java.com., Suns consumer-focused portal, have grown considerably since their announcement in June at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco. Ingrid Van Den Hoogen, director of strategy for Sun Software, said that after only four months, java.net has more than 23,000 members and 477 projects in its collaborative open-source development community.
"Its a collaborative site where the Java community can come together to share information about different areas," Van Den Hoogen said. "One area is the telecommunications market," which is being spearheaded by Java APIs for Integrated Networks (JAIN), she said.