E-commerce System Design.
Develop an e-software solution for our business clients once, for
many different deployment environments.
Used CocoBase Enterprise O/R and its' API to address the data abstraction
layer of Prefersoft's "ecOrders", allowing them to deploy
to different architectures, map to different drivers, databases,
"Great time saver.
Greatly enhanced productivity," said Jeff Poste CTO at PreferSoft.
Built "ecOrders" N-Tier Servlet Framework system using
CocoBase Enterprise O/R which provides a straightforward, consistent,
logical, and easy to use mechanism to map Java to any relational
down development costs by two thirds over a traditional JDBC approach"
Jeff Poste, CTO, PreferSoft, Inc. "CocoBase Enterprise O/R
is much more productive and time saving for individual programmers
than programming using JDBC."
Cut data abstraction layer programming by two thirds.
Saved rewriting indeterminate amounts of new code for different
Much easier to create new objects from existing database structures.
Tools / Technology Used
O/R Mapping Tool:
CocoBase Enterprise O/R, THOUGHT Inc.
JRun 3.0 Professional Application Server and Servlet Engine, Allaire.Inc.
Oracle 8.1.6 RDBMS
and above, Oracle Corporation.
JBuilder from Borland
Inc., Oracle JDeveloper from Oracle Corporation.
Together/J from TogetherSoft Corporation.
JAYDOH Servlet and JSP Web Application Framework, Servidium Inc.
Source Guard, 4th Pass Inc.
EnterpriseSoft Report Writer (ERW), Actuate Inc.
Microsoft IE, or Netscape Browsers.
PreferSoft are developers of "ecOrders", an eBusiness
framework for vendors who wish to either sell products or services
on the Internet.
"We didn't know what
system components the end customer might mandate", admitted
Jeff Poste. CTO at PreferSoft.
Following an exhaustive
evaluation of Servlets, Java Server Pages, Applets, Applications,
N-Tier, CORBA, RMI, EJB Relational DBMS and Object DBMS, developers
at PreferSoft created a versatile, flexible and easy to maintain
eBusiness framework around CocoBase Enterprise O/R Mapping Solution.
Their software solution is built around a Java servlet framework
(JAYDOH: Servidium Inc.), CocoBase Enterprise O/R (object / relational
data abstraction layer) accesses an Oracle database as the data
store. The user interface to the system is a thin client. Browser
accessible, the system software is designed to be hosted either
by the vendor or through a third party application service provider.
It may be hosted on any machine that supports Java 1.2, JRun 3.0,
Oracle 8.1.6. and any web server supported by JRun 3.0 (basically
all major web servers).
Requests are received from a client-based web browser to the web
server where it is handed off to ecOrders and configured as a web
application in JRun3.0. The Jaydoh framework invokes the appropriate
servlet code to handle the request. If the request is one that addresses
the data store then Cocobase services the request to the data store.
JDBC is not used in the
application. Cocobase Enterprise O/R completely replaces the need
for JDBC to be used in the application.
is a leading developer of Web-native business commerce and customer
care software. Their product line, eControl Suite TM , enables companies
to automate and expand their on-line eBusiness operations quickly
are built from the ground up to be hosted on the Internet and can
be immediately installed, configured, and scaled by users without
requiring hard coded customization and specialized IT support. PreferSoft
has sales and marketing headquarters in Scotts Valley, California,
with corporate offices and R&D facilities in Calgary, Alberta.
For more information on how PreferSoft Inc. is becoming the smart
choice for smart eBusiness, visit www.prefersoft.com,
or phone 1-888-442-4636