Sun Builds Momentum for Java Verification Program

Macromedia, Oracle Now Java Verified; Customers Can Do More with Java Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- JavaOne(sm) Developer Conference -- June 11, 2003 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW), the creator and leading advocate of Java technology, announced today that two leading IT vendors -- Macromedia (NASDAQ: MACR) and Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) -- have achieved Java Verified status under Sun's Java Verification Program. Java Verified is an added indicator for enterprise solutions buyers that the applications are compatible with all products based on Java Technology for the Enterprise, and have the Write Once, Run Anywhere promise that customers seekwhen selecting solutions.

The Java Verification Program tests portability of applications developed with Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technology across multiple application servers. Previewed at JavaOne 2002, the Java Verification Program has been met with enthusiasm from the Java developer community, as demonstrated by the interest developers have shown for the trial version of the Application Verification Kit (AVK), downloadable for free from Sun's Java Web site. The AVK has already topped 2,800 downloads since March 2003 when it became available ( In addition to Macromedia and Oracle, six other companies are participating in the program including MRO Software, Novell, Ohioedge, Polaris Software Labs, Sun and, and over 200 prospects are planning to join the program in the near future.

"Sun's Java Verification Program is all about creating new market opportunities through application portability," said Mark Bauhaus, vice president of Java Web Services, Sun Microsystems. "With Macromedia and Oracle customers now having access to Java Verified applications, the pool of vendors who can do more with Java technology increases considerably and their Java-based solutions can now address new market opportunities."

The Java Verification Program helps developers test J2EE applications for portability, enhance application deployment flexibility and reduce development cycles. Additionally, the Java Verification Program helps reduce application migration costs and risks, and shortens business cycles.

"Macromedia wants customers to benefit from the proven productivity of Macromedia ColdFusion MX across multiple J2EE-based application servers," said Norm Meyrowitz, president of products, Macromedia. "Passing the Java Application Verification Kit test suite ensures that customers have more flexible deployment options."

"In line with its commitment to standards, Oracle welcomes the Java Verified program to extend the promise of Java portability to applications, development tools and utilities," said John Magee, vice president Oracle9i Application Server and Tools Marketing, Oracle. "With its Java Verified status, Oracle demonstrates to the Java community that applications built with Oracle9i Jdeveloper can be Java Verified and are portable across any J2EE-compatible application server."

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