Tuesday, January 07, 2003


ColdFusion MX adds to J2EE developer productivity solutions with support for the Sun ONE Application Server 7

San Francisco—January 7, 2003—Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR) today announced the immediate availability of an update to Macromedia ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE to support the Sun ONE Application Server 7. Macromedia ColdFusion MX brings the proven ease of use and productivity of ColdFusion to the highly scalable, standards-based Java technology architecture. The update is available for immediate download from www.macromedia.com/go/cfmxupdate/.

"The integration of ColdFusion MX with the highly scalable and reliable Sun ONE Application Server delivers productivity benefits for customers who want to utilize their existing skills to leverage the power of the Java platform," said Mark Herring, senior director of marketing, Sun ONE Java web services and tools, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Thousands of customers rely on the standards-based Sun ONE platform to power their mission-critical applications and services."

The Sun software products are key components of the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE)—an open, integratable product portfolio enabling the development and delivery of Java web services.

"Customers have seen significant value combining Macromedia ColdFusion MX and the Sun ONE platform," said Jeff Whatcott, senior director, Macromedia. "ColdFusion is a way for them to increase developer productivity while reducing cost and time to deliver robust Java applications."

Deployed as a standard Java application, ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE provides an easy to use and learn productivity layer that enables development organizations to better leverage their investments in the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE platform) infrastructure. Using high-level ColdFusion scripting, built-in services, and seamless integration with the Java platform, ColdFusion MX provides a fast track to J2EE for developers who already know ASP, CFML, PHP, or other scripting languages. By adding the rapid server scripting of ColdFusion MX to their J2EE environment, organizations can empower non-Java developers to tightly collaborate with Java developers to deliver integrated, standards-based rich Internet applications while reducing costs and development time.

"ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE is a great combination for us," said Jon Cline, application designer, American Film Institute. "We can now deliver solutions that incorporate the best capabilities of both platforms. That means we get the scalability, reliability, and standards support of the Sun ONE platform along with the rapid development and ease of use of ColdFusion."

Macromedia ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE is part of the ColdFusion MX for J2EE product line. Macromedia and Sun Microsystems collaborated on the development of ColdFusion MX for Sun ONE and both companies will continue to jointly execute sales and marketing activities.