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Sun Microsystems Kicks Off 2007-2008 Tech Days Worldwide Developer Conferences

Global Conference Provides Developers In-Depth, 'How To' Training on Java Technology and OpenSolaris - plus Ruby, Ajax, JavaFX S

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. , today announced the details of the Sun Tech Days worldwide developer conferences for 2007-2008. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Sun Tech Days program -- a 15 city world tour designed to educate developers in local markets. Based on feedback from developers around the world, the Sun Tech Days program has been expanded to include content on Ajax and Web 2.0 related frameworks and toolkits, application performance tuning, JRuby, and building rich Web applications with jMaki and JavaFX Script.

Sun Tech Days are loaded with technical content, practical "how to" information, examples of real-world solutions, tips on application performance tuning, hands-on training and more. The first event is in Boston on Wednesday, September 12, 2007. James Gosling, vice president and Sun Fellow is the featured keynote. http://developers.sun.com/events/techdays/2007/US_BOS.jsp.

Attendees can also choose to attend either NetBeans(TM) Day or OpenSolaris(TM) Day, one of two bonus developer days, on Tuesday, September 11, 2007. There is no charge to attend Sun Tech Days or the bonus developer days in Boston but space is limited.

NetBeans Day - http://www.netbeans.org/community/articles/worldtour/index.html See first-hand how the out-of-the-box experience of the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) helps developers become more productive. Members of the NetBeans team will demonstrate and discuss the platform, development of desktop, mobile, web and enterprise applications and new features in NetBeans 6 like Ruby on Rails support and the smarter, faster editor.

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

All Sun Tech Days conferences will also include JavaU training as an ancillary event. JavaU is an exemplary program that provides developers access to Sun's master instructors, senior engineers and deep-dive subject matter experts.

Sun Microsystems' premier global developer conference, Tech Days, travels the globe to share expertise with the community about the Solaris(TM) Operating System, Java(TM) technology, the NetBeans IDE, Project GlassFish(TM), OpenSolaris, Sun(TM) Studio software, scripting languages, mobile and telecommunications technologies, open source, web application development and more. Additional information is available at: http://developers.sun.com/events/techdays/index.jsp. Developers are also encouraged to join the Sun Developer Network Program, at no cost, by registering online at: http://developers.sun.com/register.

Sun Tech Days 2007-2008, A Worldwide Developer Conference Boston Sheraton 39 Dalton Street | Boston, MA | United States Boston, MA / September 11-12, 2007 http://developers.sun.com/events/techdays/2007/US_BOS.jsp Rome, Italy: September 24-25, 2007 Milan, Italy: September 26-28, 2007 Taipei, Taiwan: October 19, 2007 Shanghai, China: October 23-25, 2007 Beijing, China: November 1-3, 2007 Tokyo, Japan: November 6-8, 2007 Frankfurt, Germany: December 3-5, 2007 Atlanta, United States: January 9-10, 2008 Bangalore, India: February 27-29, 2008 Sydney, Australia: March 4-6, 2008 Johannesburg, South Africa: March 11-13, 2008 St. Petersburg, Russia, April 2-4, 2008 Manila, Philippines, April/May, 2008 Mexico City, Mexico, May 21-23, 2008 About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer"(TM) -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at http://sun.com/.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jacki DeCoster Sun Microsystems (415) 294-4482 [email protected]

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, JavaFX, NetBeans, OpenSolaris, GlassFish and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

CONTACT: Jacki DeCoster of Sun Microsystems, +1-415-294-4482,
[email protected]

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