Sun MicroSystems to Publish More Software Source Code

Source:NYTimes

Sun Microsystems Inc.said late on Sunday that it will publish the source code of its software used as the foundation of Web services, such as online banking, in a bid to spur sales of its computer services and other offerings. The network computer maker said that it will share the source code for its Java System application server software Platform Edition 9, which enables Web services. Source code is the underlying blueprint of software.

Java is a programming language that can be used to create software programs that run on many different types of computers and devices, from ATMs to personal computers to cell phones.Since Java’s introduction 10 years ago, when it was initially used mainly to animate Web pages, the programming language has mushroomed into broad and pervasive use.

Java is a powerful programming language, with the release of source code to public, flaws will be discovered hence forth moving Java from an unsecured to most secured and reliable programming language for the web.

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