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Web 2.0, Java Technology and the Solaris 10 Operating System to Get Center Stage at Sun Tech Days Conference In Seattle, Washington

Sun Executive Vice President of Software, Rich Green, to Keynote Event – No Cost for Developers To Attend

August 31, 2006; 03:08 AM
Sun Microsystems, Inc., the creator and leading advocate of Java technology, announced the details of the first Sun Tech Days developer conference of 2006-2007. Sun Tech Days are loaded with technical content, practical "how to" information, demonstrations, examples of real-world solutions, hands-on training and more. There is no charge to attend the Sun Tech Days in Seattle but space is limited.

Sun Tech Days 2006-2007, A Worldwide Developer Conference
Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center
Seattle, Washington / September 6-8, 2006

Rich Green, executive vice president of Software at Sun will be the featured keynote on Thursday, September 7th and will discuss how the emergence of Web 2.0 technologies coupled with the continued movement towards open source is providing unique opportunities for developers to innovate and create value on the network. Rich will also update the audience on where Sun is in providing open source implementations of Java technology, Sun's tools strategy, the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris 10 OS) and new developer offerings.

In addition, developers can select from sessions on:

* Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE)
* Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE)
* Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME)
* Developer Tools
* Solaris 10 OS
* Web 2.0
* Open Source

On Wednesday, September 6th, Sun Tech Day attendees can choose to attend one of two bonus developer days:

NetBeans Day – See first-hand how the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) can help you become more productive with its unmatched out-of-the-box experience. Members of the NetBeans team will discuss what's new in the IDE, the Platform and the Add-on Packs. More information is available at: http://www.netbeans.org/community/articles/worldtour/index.html.

OpenSolaris Day – Learn about OpenSolaris from its community members. Discussion topics will include: Building and Deploying OpenSolaris, Virtualization, Security, and POD - Performance, Observability, Debugging. More information is available at: http://www.opensolaris.org/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=11894&tstart=0

There is no charge to attend Sun Tech Days, NetBeans Day or OpenSolaris Day. Now in its ninth year, the Sun Tech Days conference program has educated more than 150,000 developers on six continents.

On September 8th,developers can start on the path to Sun Certified Enterprise Architecture (SCEA) Certification through full-day Java University classes for either "Java EE Architecture and Design using Java EE Patterns" or "Introduction to AJAX". The cost for either session is $299 (USD), which includes course materials, lunch and refreshments. Information on these Java University training classes is available at: http://www.sun.com/training/suntechdays.xml.

Sun's Developer Services programs (http://developers.sun.com/services) offer Java technology developers and Solaris OS developers a complete line of developer how-to help, product support and updates, and training that reduces time and risk for the entire application lifecycle--from development through deployment. Java technology developers are also encouraged to join the Sun Developer Network Program, at no cost, by registering online at: http://developers.sun.com/register.
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- 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 http://sun.com.



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