Monday, September 09, 2002


New product brings rapid development capabilities to J2EE platform

San Francisco—September 9, 2002—Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR) today announced the immediate availability of Macromedia ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE. Macromedia ColdFusion MX, the rapid server scripting environment for creating rich Internet applications, brings the proven ease of use and productivity of ColdFusion to the highly scalable, standards-based Java technology architecture. Macromedia ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE is available for immediate download from the Macromedia Online Store at

Macromedia ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE is part of the ColdFusion for J2EE product line (see separate release). Macromedia and Sun Microsystems collaborated on the development of ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE and both companies will jointly execute sales and marketing activities. As a result, ColdFusion developers and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) developers can use ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE to share Java objects, which will dramatically increase development productivity and lower costs across IT organizations. Additionally, web application developers without Java programming skills can easily leverage ColdFusion MX to productively build and deploy applications on the Sun ONE platform. A trial download of Macromedia ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE is available at

"The integration of ColdFusion MX with the highly scalable and reliable Sun ONE Web Server and Sun ONE Application Server will enable companies to more easily create and deploy applications and services using J2EE," said Mark Herring, director of Java, Webservices and Tools Business, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Thousands of customers rely on the standards-based Sun ONE platform to power their mission-critical applications and services."

"Macromedia ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE will bring the ease of use and productivity of ColdFusion to the highly proven Java platform," said Jeff Whatcott, senior director, Macromedia. "This alliance expands the reach of ColdFusion MX technology and offers customers a way to leverage their investments in the Sun ONE platform while benefiting from the rapid development capabilities of ColdFusion MX."

"ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE will change the way our clients look at developing Internet applications," said Ben Elmore, chief technology officer, RemoteSite Technologies, Inc., a Macromedia Alliance partner. "By marrying the speed and ease of ColdFusion development with the power and reliability of the Sun ONE platform, we can successfully bring down the cost of development while allowing our customers to deploy on an open and standard J2EE platform."