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Sun Radically Simplifies Content Authoring – Previews JavaFX Script

SAN FRANCISCO, JAVAONE(SM) CONFERENCE, May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems, Inc., (Nasdaq: SUNW) today previewed JavaFX(TM) Script, a radically simple scripting language for creating rich content and applications to run on billions of Java-powered devices from mobile phones to Blu-ray Disc players to the browser. The first of a series of content authoring products from Sun, JavaFX Script enables content rich, highly interactive sites to be built by creative professionals including designers, authors and developers.

SAN FRANCISCO, JAVAONE(SM) CONFERENCE, May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Sun Microsystems, Inc., (Nasdaq: SUNW) today previewed JavaFX(TM) Script, a radically simple scripting language for creating rich content and applications to run on billions of Java-powered devices from mobile phones to Blu-ray Disc players to the browser. The first of a series of content authoring products from Sun, JavaFX Script enables content rich, highly interactive sites to be built by creative professionals including designers, authors and developers.

JavaFX Script takes advantage of the Java(TM) Runtime Environment's (JRE(TM)) ubiquity across devices and enables creative professionals to begin building applications based on their current knowledge base. It also uses Java technology's "write once, run anywhere" capability to help realize a future where consumers can access content whenever and wherever on any Java-powered device. JavaFX applications will run on JavaFX Mobile, Sun's software system for mobile devices also previewed at JavaOne, as well as desktop browsers (see separate announcement).

"Consumer demand for content on any and every device is putting content convergence on a fast track. The expanding universe of Java-based devices creates a unique opportunity to make the three-screen vision of unified content across computer, TV and mobile device a reality," said Bob Brewin, CTO, Software, Sun Microsystems. "With JavaFX Script and Sun's follow-on content authoring tools, Sun will simplify the creation of rich content for the creative community and give consumers the ability to access content anytime anywhere on any Java-powered device."

JavaFX Script applications will run on any JavaSE technology-based platform including all of the upcoming JavaFX software systems for mobile handsets, TVs and other embedded applications from automobiles to game systems. JavaFX Script is unique in providing close integration with Java components that run on the server or the client, resulting in a richer end-to- end experience. JavaFX Script brings together a simple and intuitive language design, requiring less coding and providing fast development cycles with a ubiquitous runtime platform and an open source program for innovation by developers worldwide. Over time, Sun will enhance the JavaFX family with content tools, widgets and other offerings that will further aid developers in creating rich media and content.

Sun plans to make JavaFX Script available under an open source license and today is releasing the early alpha version of JavaFX Script at openjfx.org on Java.net. Developers are invited to join the JavaFX community, download the code and provide input and feedback. JavaOne technical sessions on JavaFX Script will be held on Wednesday, May 9 from 4:10 – 5:10 p.m. and Thursday, May 10 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. A hands-on lab session on JavaFX Script will be held Thursday, May 10 from 3:50 – 5:20 p.m.

More information on this week's JavaOne announcements and Sun's eco- responsibility activities at JavaOne, is available at: http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/media/presskits/javaone2007/index.jsp

About the JavaOne Conference

Located at Moscone Center in San Francisco, May 8-11, the annual JavaOne conference is one of the leading events for Java technology developers. Established in 1996, the Conference provides technology enthusiasts the opportunity to learn about the latest technology innovations with Java technology, scripting, open source, Web 2.0 and more. Developers get hands-on experience with the technology, can network with their peers, and have the opportunity to network directly with technology experts from technology industry leaders. For more information about the JavaOne conference, visit http://java.sun.com/javaone.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A singular vision — "The Network Is The Computer"(TM) — guides Sun in the development of technologies that power the world's most important markets. Sun's philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is at the forefront of the next wave of computing: the Participation Age. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at sun.com.

NOTE: Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, JavaOne, JavaFX, Java Runtime Environment, JRE and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Contact: Jacki DeCoster of Sun Microsystems, +1-415-294-4482, or jacki.decoster@sun.com.

SOURCE Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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