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ComputerWorld: Sun Buys Java Tool Maker, Sets app strategy for NetBeans

Oct 25, 1999, 15:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lee Copeland)

"Sun Microsystems Inc. bought Java tool maker NetBeans Inc. last week and laid out a strategy to unify its application server offerings around iPlanet -- a plan that analysts and users said could present challenges to application developers."

"Sun's first move was to put Prague-based NetBeans' entry-level Java tools into the open-source community. NetBeans Developer Pro will serve as Sun's small business application development tool set."

"Sun said the new iPlanet offering, expected to ship in March, will contain code from Netscape Application Server, NetDynamics and Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition. Sun said it would position its SynerJ tools as its high-end enterprise development environment."

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