Striking a blow in the battle for the enterprise developer, Sun Microsystems Inc. last week announced the Java Verification Program for the enterprise.
Glen Martin, a senior manager in Sun's Java software division, said the program verifies applications to help ensure that they can run on any application server based on Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technology. Martin said the program also helps customers to differentiate product offerings that can run on different J2EE-compatible application servers.
According to Martin, the Java Verification Program is part of a two-pronged approach Sun has taken to focus on the Java application software market. The first prong came at the JavaOne show last March when Sun announced its Java Application Verification Kit (AVK), targeted at individual developers in corporations and at quality assurance professionals in different organizations. The new Java Verification Program is focused on independent software vendors (ISVs), Martin said.
News source: eWeek - Sun Rolls Out Java Verification Program