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Sun Microsystems' Tech Days Conference World Tour Kicks Off in Brazil

Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) today announced the details of the Sun Tech Days worldwide developer conference for 2009-10 at http://developers.sun.com/events/techdays/index.jsp. Sun Tech Days is a multi-city world tour designed to showcase how the developer community can leverage Sun technologies, services and products to drive the next generation of industry innovation. Since 1998, the Sun Tech Days worldwide conference has brought together hundreds of thousands of developers and students to learn about technology from industry experts.

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 theme for this year's Sun Tech Days program is "Innovation for the Enterprise" and the first stop for the 2009-10 world tour is in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Dec. 8-9, 2009 http://www.suntechdays.com.br. James Gosling, Vice President and Sun Fellow, will deliver the opening keynote, "What's Happening in the Java World?" on Dec. 8. Karen Tegan Padir, Vice President, MySQL and Software Infrastructure at Sun, will present the keynote, "Be Agile: GlassFish, Java and MySQL," and Pieter Humphrey, Principal Product Director of Oracle, will deliver the platinum-sponsor keynote, "Java, the Platform for the Future," on Dec. 9.

Each Tech Days event for 2009-10 has four tracks:

Track 1: Enterprise Computing

Java technology has been enormously successful in addressing the complex needs of enterprise application development. This track highlights various technologies and APIs that deliver simpler and more powerful development of leading-edge enterprise applications. In these expert-led sessions, developers learn about Java Enterprise Edition 6 specification, how GlassFish(TM) version 3 delivers the reference implementation, details of Java persistence architecture and Servlet 3.0 APIs, MySQL updates, building Web 2.0 applications using Comet and much more.

Track 2: Client Technologies

Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) offer a dynamic, engaging experience that improves user satisfaction and increases effectiveness. Many of the sessions in this track address how Java technologies can be applied to these types of applications. Client-side technologies covered in this track include Java Standard Edition, JavaFX(TM) and Java Micro Edition.

Track 3: OpenSolaris

The OpenSolaris operating system provides a complete development environment to fit developers' needs, whether they want to develop web services, enterprise systems software, scientific programs or desktop applications. In this track, developers learn the new features and functionality of the latest release including open networking, new ways to port applications with the OpenSolaris SourceJuicer, high availability and application performance maximization, how to build high quality C/C++ applications and much more.

Track 4: Hands-on Labs

In this track, developers participate in hands-on development with sessions on Rich Internet Application (RIA) development, JavaFX, REST, Java Persistence API, NetBeans(TM) IDE, OpenSolaris, ZFS, DTrace, MySQL and other technologies.

The Tech Days program will also include:

  • Demo Showcase: Demos highlighting NetBeans IDE, MySQL, GlassFish, Identity and Role Management, StarOffice(TM) and OpenOffice.org(TM), OpenSolaris, solutions from Sun partners including Oracle, Intel, SoftwareFX and more.
  • Lightning Talks: Content organized and delivered by community speakers around the different track topics.

About Sun Tech Days

Sun Microsystems' premier developer conference series, Tech Days travels the globe to share expertise with the community about Solaris and OpenSolaris, Java and JavaFX technology, MySQL database, the NetBeans IDE, GlassFish, 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 2009-2010, A Worldwide Developer Conference

  • Sao Paulo, Brazil: December 8-9, 2009
  • Hyderabad, India: March 24-25, 2010
  • St. Petersburg, Russia: April 8-9, 2010
  • Beijing, China: April 29-30, 2010

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.

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

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