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Anything New Under The Sun
By: Java News Desk
Jan. 1, 1997 12:00 AM
Netscape and Sun Broaden Collaboration on Intranet Technologies
Sun and Netscape plan to cooperate in the joint promotion, licensing and marketing of Sun's WebNFS Internet file system, which Netscape will include in future versions of Netscape CommunicatorTM client software. In addition, Netscape and Sun will work to assure interoperability between Sun's Joe and Netscape ONE, providing Java-based client connectivity via the Internet Inter ORB Protocol (IIOP). Netscape will support the Java Interface Definition Language (IDL) application programming interface (API), and will work with Sun to define and promote a common set of service APIs. Sun and Netscape expect that interoperability between Joe and the Netscape ONE platform will enable developers to build powerful corporate applications in the Java language that run across a broad range of operating environments accessible by users through Netscape Communicator.
"Providing interoperability between Internet technologies such as WebNFS and Joe and the Netscape ONE platform, including Netscape client and server products, is another important step towards this joint goal."
"With Netscape's adoption, the momentum behind WebNFS to become the standard Internet file system is unstoppable," said Steve MacKay, vice president and general manager of Solaris Products Group, Sun Microsystems.
Sun Launches Enhanced
Catalyst Developer Program
"With the recent introduction of Java tools and technologies, we have extended support and services that supply the development community with the most powerful and easily accessible resources to date," said Joe Keller, director of marketing, Sun's WorkShop Products.
Members of the Catalyst Developer Program receive the following services, support, opportunities and information:
Sun Delivers Faster Java
JIT technology significantly increases the speed of Java applications by translating byte code to native machine code, allowing applications to run faster than programs without the JIT technology. Performance increases up to 50 times have been documented with JIT compilation, with improvements highest for long-running,compute-intensive programs such as those used for engineering or scientific work.
"We're already delivering tools such as Java WorkShop that quickly build Java applications," said Larry Weber, vice president and general manager, Sun's WorkShop Products. "With new technologies such as JIT compilation we are delivering the means to build quick applications."
Benchmark tests, including Pendragon Software's CaffeineMark test, show that Java applications deployed with JIT technology increased performance 50 times over non-JIT environments. Detailed benchmark results can be found at http://www.sun.com/workshop/java/jit/.
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