Sun Woos Software Developers With Powerful, Cost-effective Hardware/software Development Environment.
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Company Delivers Award-Winning Development Tools to
Power Hungry Sun Workstation Users
Sun Microsystems Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) is an American vendor of computers, computer components, computer software, and information-technology services, founded on 24 February 1982. , Inc. today introduced a cost-effective package of powerful software development tools that lets developers create complex, business-critical Solaris(TM) operating environment In computing, an operating environment is the environment in which users run programs, whether in a command line interface, such as in MS-DOS or the Unix shell, or in a graphical user interface, such as in the Macintosh operating system. applications quickly and easily. As the platform of choice for software developers building technical and enterprise applications, Sun's robust hardware and software offerings are now available to developers at the lowest price ever.
Sun is delivering these competitively priced tools to complement the company's recently announced Ultra(TM) 5 and Ultra 10 workstations, enabling developers to affordably upgrade to the latest technology for creating solid, reliable, high-performance applications. Targeting the rapidly growing software development sector of the workstation market, the Sun(TM) Professional Developer Suite(TM) product is available at a cost of only $1,155 when purchased with any Sun workstation. When purchased with one of Sun's new Ultra 5 systems, developers are offered a complete Solaris operating environment development seat - hardware and software - for approximately $5,000.
Both the Ultra 5 and Ultra 10 workstations offer software developers powerful graphics, unparalleled floating point price/performance and the ability to run PC, Web and Java(TM) applications while retaining complete compatibility with Solaris operating environment applications. The Sun Professional Developer Suite product includes single-user versions of the company's award-winning Sun(TM) Visual Workshop(TM) C++ Personal Edition, Java(TM) WorkShop(TM) and Java(TM) Studio(TM) development tools. Together, these tools provide the most productive environment for building applications that take advantage of the reliability, scalability and security of the Solaris operating environment and Ultra systems. By offering both C++ and Java tools, Sun is making it easier for developers to extend the reach of their existing applications by adding the ubiquitous access of Java technology as an interface for users on any platform.
"There are many markets that demand the processing power of the Ultra 5 and Ultra 10 systems," said J. P. Morgenthal, president, NC.Focus, an IT management consultancy and analysis firm in Hewlett, NY. "At this price point, companies are getting a superb developer workstation deal that includes C++ and Java."
"Sun is aggressively focused on SPARC (Scalable Performance ARChitecture) A family of RISC CPUs from Sun that runs mostly under Sun's Solaris, but also under Linux and BSD operating systems. After development began in the mid-1980s by David Patterson of the University of California at Berkeley and Bill (TM) Solaris, the most productive, powerful platform for enterprise and technical applications," said Genelle Trader, senior director of marketing for Workstations and Graphics Products, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "We continue to innovate and enhance in hardware, operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. , development tools and Java technologies so that developers can create powerful new applications that solve whole new types of problems."
In addition to powerful, tightly integrated and easy-to-use development environments for C, C++ and Java technology, the Sun Professional Developer Suite product boasts several features not found among many competitive products. These features include run-time error (programming) run-time error - An error in the execution of a program which occurs at run time, as opposed to a compile-time error.
A good programming language should, among other things, aim to replace run-time errors by compile-time errors. checking for quality and productivity improvement and faster time to market; sophisticated graphical user interface graphical user interface (GUI)
Computer display format that allows the user to select commands, call up files, start programs, and do other routine tasks by using a mouse to point to pictorial symbols (icons) or lists of menu choices on the screen as opposed to having to (GUI (Graphical User Interface) A graphics-based user interface that incorporates movable windows, icons and a mouse. The ability to resize application windows and change style and size of fonts are the significant advantages of a GUI vs. a character-based interface. ) creation, re-engineering, test, and cross-targeting to Microsoft Windows See Windows.
(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then. systems for easy design and modification of cross platform user interfaces; thread analysis and profiling for performance optimization; and an extensible, flexible toolset for customizing the development environment to the developer's preference. These features are in addition to the integrated edit, compile debug To correct a problem in hardware or software. Debugging software means locating the errors in the source code (the program logic). Debugging hardware means finding errors in the circuit design (logical circuits) or in the physical interconnections of the circuits. , environment and configuration management software which constitute the core of a developer toolset.
In order to leverage the growing list of JavaBeans(TM) components available to developers today, the suite includes Java Studio software, an intuitive, graphical environment which lets users rapidly create dynamic Internet and intranet Java applets and applications without programming. Java Studio software includes over 50 JavaBean components, such as animation, sound and drawing, to speed assembly of a rich variety of applications from exciting, dynamic web pages to formal presentations. Through reuse JavaBean components greatly reduce the development cost and testing of new programs.
Also included in the Sun Professional Developer Suite product, Java WorkShop boosts developer productivity and cuts development costs by allowing developers to speed time to market of Internet-based applications written in the Java programming language. Java WorkShop software offers one of the most advanced software IDEs available for building custom components. It also supports the latest JDK (Java Development Kit) A Java software development environment from Sun. It includes the JVM, compiler, debugger and other tools for developing Java applets and applications. Each new version of the JDK adds features and enhancements to the language. (TM) standards and the new JavaBeans component model.
"At about $5,000, Sun is offering developers a highly competitive choice versus comparable PC hardware and software packages," said Mark Liebman, president of Vividata, a Berkeley, Calif.-based software developer. "ISVs will no longer need to sacrifice performance in order to cut costs. With the Sun Professional Developer Suite, developers will be able to take advantage of high performance Sun hardware while leveraging Sun's leading-edge development tools for mission-critical application development."
"We use Sun hardware for development because the Solaris OS is rock solid and it provides superior performance," said Rob Theis, Sr. Vice President of NEON, a leading provider of enterprise software based in Englewood, Colorado Englewood is a city in Arapahoe County, Colorado, USA. As of 2005, the city is estimated to have a total population of 32,350. It is part of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area. . "In the past, the price difference between UNIX UNIX
Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics). (R) and Microsoft Windows products was substantial. But Sun's recent launch of the new Ultra series The Ultra Series (ウルトラシリーズ workstations removes the UNIX price barriers at our customer sites. Now all developers can enjoy the power and stability of Sun hardware and software."
Pricing and Availability
The Sun Professional Developer Suite product is available immediately with the purchase of any Sun workstation at a competitive list price of $1,155 (a). Purchased with a Sun Ultra 5 workstation with 17" monitor, the entire hardware and software package is available for $5,050. With CD-ROM drive A device that holds and reads CD-ROM discs. CD-ROM drives generally also play audio CD discs by sending analog sound to the sound card via a 4-pin cable. For specifications of 10x, 20x, etc. drives, see CD-ROM drives. See CD-ROM, CD-ROM changer, CD-ROM server and CD-ROM audio cable. included, the list price is $5,200. The Sun Professional Developer Suite product is available through Sun's direct sales channel, as well as from resellers and systems integrators. The Ultra 5 and Ultra 10 package can also be purchased on-line through SunExpress at http://sun.com/sunexpress/us.
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(a) When purchased individually, the list price of the tools in this Suite as of March 3, 1998 is $2219.
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