Sun Microsystems Inc. on Wednesday announced the release of Sun Java Studio Creator for Mac OS X and Solaris (x86 Platform Edition) operating systems. It’s also now available in Japanese and simplified Chinese languages. Java Studio Creator lets Java developers create business applications from components using a drag-and-drop visual interface. It includes Sun Java System Application Server 8, Platform Edition, the Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.4.2 Software Development Kit (SDK) and more.
Sun Java Studio Creator is available in a “try and buy” download version that also provides users with a 30-day trial membership in the Sun Developer Network. After 30 days, users can buy a perpetual license for the software as part of a full subscription to the Sun Developer Network for US$99; existing customers can upgrade to the new release for free.