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Macromedia Java Technology Based Application Server Achieves Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Compatibility
Macromedia JRun Leverages Sun Microsystems' Standards to Enable Developers To Rapidly and Cost-Effectively Build Server-Side Java Technology Based Applications


Macromedia UCON 2001, NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR - news) today announced that JRun, the Java(TM) technology based application server added to its product line after its recent merger with Allaire Corp., has successfully passed Sun Microsystems' comprehensive Java(TM) 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE(TM)) test suite to achieve Sun's J2EE compatible brand. Focused on the needs of developers building server-side Java technology based applications built on open industry standards, Macromedia JRun makes the advanced capabilities of the J2EE platform broadly accessible to the entire Java development community. J2EE compatibility represents a continued commitment to open standards and longstanding relationship with Sun, which Macromedia and Allaire both shared.

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JRun customers working with the J2EE platform-compatible application server can be certain that it abides by the set of services that define J2EE technology, and that the applications running on the server can cross between implementations, thereby removing the concern of vendor or platform lock in. Pieces of or entire applications can interoperate readily. By assuring compatibility, Macromedia provides JRun customers with the knowledge that their J2EE technology based application will run predictably and reliably.

``We are delighted that Macromedia JRun has successfully achieved J2EE compatibility, further validating our commitment to the Java community and overall product development philosophy for supporting open Internet standards,'' said Jeremy Allaire, chief technology officer, Macromedia. ``Sun's J2EE branding of JRun enables Macromedia to provide the most affordable, J2EE compliant Java application server for companies of all sizes, and offers customers greater flexibility and developer productivity gains. This is great news for JRun customers looking for the interoperability gains and assurances that come with compatibility.''

Macromedia JRun delivers the powerful capabilities of the J2EE specification in a single integrated server, providing companies the ability to build advanced business systems that take advantage of distributed transactions and messaging for enterprise-class reliability. Macromedia JRun supports all J2EE requirements, including Enterprise JavaBeans(TM) (EJB(TM)), JavaSever Pages(TM) (JSP(TM)), Java(TM) Servlets, Java(TM) Naming and Directory Interface(TM) (JNDI), Java(TM) Transaction API (JTA), and Java(TM) Database Connectivity 2.0 technology (JBDC(TM)).

``Macromedia, a longtime Sun business partner, recognizes that customers need to know that a vendor adheres to and is implementing the latest standards,'' said George Paolini, vice president of technology evangelism and marketing for Sun Microsystems. ``With today's evolving technical landscape, customers need as much flexibility as possible so that a choice made now does not preclude them from using another solution in the future. The J2EE platform allows for such freedom, and Macromedia JRun is a strong vehicle for that vision.''

Currently, Macromedia is an active participant and proponent of the Java Community Process(SM) (JCP), the open process that Sun has been using since 1995 to develop and revise Java technology specifications in cooperation with the international Java community. In addition, Macromedia participates in several other special Expert Groups that drive the creation or revision of leading edge Java specifications.

About Macromedia JRun

Macromedia JRun is a Java(TM) 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE(TM)) compatible Java application server and integrated development environment for building and deploying server-side Java technology based applications. Focused on ease-of-use, JRun 3.0 provides a 100% Java technology based J2EE implementation, founded on a clean design that avoids the overhead of legacy technologies.

Development components, including EJB 1.1, JTA 1.0, JMS 1.0, JSP 1.1, have been built from the ground up to meet Sun Microsystems' J2EE specifications, to deliver advanced performance and reliability. Winner of Internet World Magazine's ``Best of Show'' at Internet World Fall 2000, JRun pricing and upgrade information can be found at http://www.macromedia.com/go/xtraffic_mm_al_software_jrunsr/ .

About Macromedia

Macromedia is passionate about what the Web can be. Its award-winning products empower designers and developers to efficiently create and deliver the most engaging experiences on the Web, and enable innovative Internet business solutions. Headquartered in San Francisco, Macromedia has more than 1,700 employees worldwide and is available on the Internet at www.macromedia.com.

NOTE: Macromedia and JRun are trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, J2EE, JavaOne, Java Community Process, Enterprise Java Beans and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other company names, brand names and product names are trademarks of their respective holder(s).