Sun Microsystems announced separate initiatives with America Online and its subsidiary, Netscape, that reinforce growing support of the Java 2 platform. Under the initiatives, both AOL and Netscape will offer Web browser support of the Java 2 platform, standard edition. AOL will include support for the platform in its CD-ROMs, and Netscape is scheduled to include it in Netscape Communicator 5.0, its forthcoming Internet browser and communication software. The initiatives will enable developers to use the Java 2 platform to create business-to-business and e-commerce applications, said Alan Baratz, president of software platform and services at Sun.
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