updated 12:15 pm EDT, Wed October 20, 2004
Sun Java Studio Creator
Sun Microsystems today released an update to its visual development environment, . Available as a free upgrade, the new version now supports Mac OS X and the Solaris (x86 Platform Edition) as well as includes support for Japanese and simplified Chinese. The development environment offers a simple drag- and-drop visual interface and includes a complete version of Sun Java System Application Server 8, Platform Edition, the Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.4.2 SDK, and development time drivers for market-leading databases. Based on JavaServer Faces technology, Java Studio Creator simplifies Java coding, without requiring developers to manage details of transactions, persistence and other complexities. It is available as part of the Sun Developer Network subscription program ($100/year).