IDG Introduces New Resources For Global Java Community

BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 12, 2001 – International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading IT media and information services company, today announced it has enhanced its global portfolio of Java-specific offerings including the redesign of JavaWorld.com, widely recognized as the premier online resource for the JavaTM community, and the first JavaDay conference in Tokyo, Japan, which sold out months in advance.

 

According to IDC, there are more than 1 million professional developers building Java applications worldwide, with tremendous growth expected over the next few years as Java is expected to be the language of choice for the majority of cell phones and mobile devices. In recent years, IDG has launched a number of resources to serve the information needs of this growing community including web-only publications, e-newsletters, conferences and seminars.

JavaWorld.com, reaching more than 400,000 members of the global Java community and 100,000 targeted email newsletter subscribers monthly, has made significant enhancements to improve navigation, expand search capabilities, and increase access to archived information. The redesigned site features Google's enhanced search functionality, allowing JavaWorld.com users to obtain quality, targeted information more quickly and efficiently. In addition, a more robust archival system has been added as well as a new "Topical Index" featuring five top-level Java topics: Core Java, Enterprise Java, Micro Java, Applied Java and Java Community. JavaWorld.com now features an unmatched archival database that dates back to its initial launch in early 1996, offering tutorials, tips and reviews that are as relevant and useful to technical teams today as when they were first developed.

"Over the past five years, JavaWorld.com established itself as a critical resource for the Java community worldwide, enabling technical teams to stay abreast of the latest tools, techniques and trends in Java technology, and to exchange tips and share solutions to difficult development challenges," said Carolyn Wong, editor-in-chief of JavaWorld.com. "The site enhancements being announced today are of significant importance to developers and programmers that rely on JavaWorld.com to provide them with tutorials, code or other material relevant to their current projects."

Consistent with IDG's goal of serving the distinct needs of individual, highly defined technology audiences, JavaWorld.com reaches high-level decision-makers looking for the latest Java enterprise applications and development products. Articles feature live applets, cut-and-paste code, and the opportunity for community feedback and dialogue through comment fields and Internet surveys.

Java Gains Significant Momentum Globally

Over the past two years, proponents of the Java programming language made tremendous strides in breaking down barriers and establishing a strong foothold for the language in the global marketplace, as evidenced by IDG Japan's recent JavaDay Conference, a sold-out event, with such notable exhibitors as IBM, Hitachi and iPlanet.

JavaDay is the first branded event of JavaWorld Japan, the only monthly publication in Japan focused solely on Java. Exceeding expectations for conference and exhibition attendance, the sold-out JavaDay event is one of the only Java-specific conferences in Japan, with an estimated 100,000 Java-related professionals in that region.

Launched four years ago in Japan, JavaWorld remains highly respected among developers and vendors alike. With a circulation of 50,000 the JavaWorld publication has a companion online site (http://www.idg.co.jp/jw) featuring comprehensive information, news and trends in Java technology.

About International Data Group (IDG)

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company. With annual revenues of $3.1 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines in 85 countries, led by the Computerworld/InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World and CIO global product lines. IDG.net (www.idg.net), IDG's Technology Directory, covers the world's largest network of technology-specific web sites, comprised of more than 300 IDG sites in 70 countries. IDG also produces 168 technology-related events including IDG World Expo's Macworld Conference & Expo. Research arm IDC provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

 

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