Sun’s Java Studio Creator is also a free download

Microsoft isn’t the only one giving away IDEs. Java Studio Creator is now a free download.

Either Sun wasn’t getting many takers at the normal US$99 price point (which was chosen to accomodate the entry-level developers for whom this tool was designed), or they feel a free IDE will promote the Java platform even better.

No word yet on whether this is a permanent change, so you should probably jump on this offer right away if you don’t want to miss out.

Previously: Quick-and-dirty Web Development with Java Studio Creator