Sun and Flashline Join to Speed Java Development

Sun Microsystems Inc. has selected Flashline to create a customized marketplace within the Forte for Java portal, a virtual neighborhood where Java technology developers can share add-on products, components and ideas. This marketplace gives developers the ability to easily access, evaluate and purchase modules and add-ons to extend the Forte for Java development environment, as well as commercial Java technology-based components that can be plugged into applications to accelerate development.

This agreement is the latest in a series of similar deals with a list of organizations that includes IBM developerWorks and JavaWorld.

The customized marketplace is available through the Forte for Java Products and Services Marketplace (www.sun.com/forte/ffj/resources/marketplace/), providing software for purchase and immediate download.