Below is the full translation of the release released by Netscape Communications and Sun Microsystems on December 4, 1994.
・ Design oriented toward network-centric development
· Complementary integration with Java
・ Complementary integration with HTML
・ Open source, cross-platform
Java is an object-oriented programming language developed by Sun that runs independently of the OS and microprocessor. Java programs, called applets, can be run on any client over a network and provide rich multimedia like a CD-ROM on a corporate network or the Internet. Java is widely welcomed by programmers because it does not require the application to be ported to other platforms, and is appreciated by information system administrators as reducing the cost of distributing and maintaining the application over the network. ..
Java is free for developers. The Java compiler and Java development environment, HotJava browser and documentation are available from Sun's website at http://java.sun.com. In addition, the Java source code is licensed for a fee. License details are also available on the java.sun.com website. To date, Sun has provided Java licenses to many leading IT companies, including Borland, Macromedia, Mitsubishi, Netscape, Oracle, Silicon Graphics, Spyglass and Toshiba. Sun's 'Workshop for Java' toolkit will be released in the spring of 1996. The NEO product line will be the first development, operation and management environment for object-oriented network applications, and will also use a Java-enabled browser as a front end for NEO.
Netscape Communications is a leading provider of open software for connecting people and information over corporate networks and the Internet. The company offers Netscape Navigator, Netscape sever, development tools, and Netscape Internet Applications, building a complete platform for the next generation of dynamic online applications. Netscape Communications is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and NASDAQ trades under the symbol 'NSCP'.
Sun Microsystems, a company with annual sales of $ 6 billion (about 600 billion yen at the exchange rate at the time), provides solutions that enable the construction and maintenance of open network computing environments. Widely recognized as an advocate of open standards, Sun designs, manufactures and sells products, technologies and services for commercial and technology computing. Sun's 'SPARC' workstations, multiprocessing servers, 'SPARC' microprocessors, 'Solaris', and ISO certified service organizations are each ranked number one in the UNIX industry. Founded in 1982, Sun is headquartered in Mountain View, California and employs more than 14,000 people worldwide.
◆ Corporate reaction
Mike Connors, President of America Online Technologies:
Architext Software CTO Graham Spencer:
AT & T Executive Tom Evslin:
Computer Associates CTO Nancy Li:
Digital Equipment Corporation VP Rose Ann Giordano:
HP Director Jan Silverman:
Iconovex Corporation VP Robert Griggs:
Illustra Information Technologies Founder and CTO Michael Stonebraker:
Informix Software Chairman and CEO Phil White:
Intuit Executive VP Bill Harris:
Macromedia President and CEO Bud Colligan:
Metrowerks President and CEO Greg Galanos:
Paper Software CEO Mike McCue:
Precept Software Judy Estrin:
SCO VP Richard Treadway:
Silicon Graphics President and COO Tom Jermoluk:
Spider Technologies President and CEO Zack Rinat:
Sybase's Powersoft Division CEO Mitchell Kertzman:
Verity Director Steve Zocchi:
Vermeer Technologies CEO John R. Mandle: