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CocoBase® Boosts Developer Productivity by Instantly
Mapping Relational Data, Generating Entity Beans and JSPs,
and Deploying to the BEA® Weblogic® Server 6.0


SAN FRANCISCO, CA., April 17, 2001 - THOUGHT Inc.® (, the leader in Object to Relational (O/R) Mapping Technology "OPTIMIZED for EJB" today announced the integration of CocoBase Enterprise O/R with the BEA WebLogic Server™ 6.0 from BEA Systems Inc. (, The E-Commerce Transactions Company™. CocoBase greatly simplifies the complex process of mapping relational data with EJBs for use with BEA Weblogic. With this integration, THOUGHT Inc. continues its commitment to provide developers the ability to develop with their choice of leading EJB Servers.

"CocoBase Enterprise O/R leads the industry with unparalleled support for the BEA Weblogic Server." said Ward Mullins, CTO, THOUGHT Inc. "Our ability to map data and generate EJB Entity Beans (both CMP & BMP) as well as JSPs for developers clearly is a key component to successful application development."

CocoBase boosts productivity by eliminating the need to hand-code database access for EJB Entity beans and JSPs. Developing with CocoBase can decrease database access development time by as much as 85%. For companies that are expected to spend more than a billion dollars this year on EJB-based application development, this provides cost savings in man-hours that are substantial. The importance of having mature tools like CocoBase available for developers that actually meet their real world needs THOUGHT Inc. has been addressing for years.

"We are excited to be offering BEA Weblogic Server 6.0 users an enterprise level solution for their EJB Database Access needs that is simple to use." said Daniel Wilson, VP Sales and Marketing, THOUGHT Inc. "As the market leader in providing O/R Mapping optimized for EJB, we take very seriously the role of supporting successful development on the J2EE platform."

CocoBase Enterprise O/R, as an enterprise level O/R mapping tool, that provides a powerful standard for bridging the chasm between objects used by EJB Servers and data held in Relational databases. The CocoBase technology is based on a landmark patent issued to THOUGHT Inc. for Repository based Object Mapping. It is the technology and product leader in the Java space for Mapping Middleware. After years of product acceptance, THOUGHT Inc. continues to innovate CocoBase to meet the rapidly changing needs of enterprise level application development requirements.

Following is an explanation of abbreviations and acronyms used in this news release:
EJB - Enterprise Java Beans
CMP - Container Managed Persistence
BMP - Bean Managed Persistence
JSP - Java Server Pages

Established in 1993, THOUGHT Inc. is the market leader in Java-based object-oriented Mapping Middleware technology. THOUGHT Inc. has been shipping CocoBase, the patented flagship product and the industry's most advanced framework for accessing legacy data in a distributed application since March of 1997. Since that time, THOUGHT Inc. founders have successfully provided solutions for customers deploying applications on the Worldwide Web and have gained a reputation for excellence in their field. CocoBase is a standards based product relying on such technologies as RMI, CORBA, JDBC, EJB, etc. THOUGHT Inc. makes its home in San Francisco supporting customers worldwide in the United States, Europe, Japan, Asia and Australia. CocoBase and THOUGHT Inc. are registered trademarks of THOUGHT Inc. CocoBase technology is based on US patent #5857197.