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CocoBase® Generates CMP, BMP Beans and JSPs Instantly
from inside IBM's VisualAge for Java's IDE


SAN FRANCISCO, CA., May 16, 2001 - THOUGHT, Inc. (, the builder of CocoBase® Enterprise O/R, a leader in Object to Relational Mapping technology for J2EE/EJB servers, announced today that its solution, now optimized for IBM's VisualAge for Java IDE. CocoBase offers companies a quick and easy way to integrate relational data with Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) applications. Customers using CocoBase with VA now have the ability to gain substantial time and labor savings through generating scalable and high performance, Enterprise Ready Container and Bean Managed Persistence (CMP/BMP) in addition to Java Server Pages, with its dynamic mapping capability.

The CocoBase Enterprise O/R mapping tool provides full support for EJB 1.0 and 1.1. CocoBase can consistently generate all of the CMP/BMP entity beans as well as JSP with persistence code necessary from its highly optimized and customer editable code generation templates.

"We find that the main requirements companies have for building applications on the EJB server platform is high performance, ease of use and scalability," said Dan Wilson, vice president of sales and marketing at THOUGHT Inc. "The enhancements to our CocoBase Enterprise O/R, specifically for VisualAge for Java make it a useful part of the solution for delivering these requirements to our customers."

CocoBase Enterprise O/R provides a powerful standard for bridging the chasm between objects used by EJB Servers and RDBMS's. The CocoBase technology is based on landmark patents issued to THOUGHT Inc. for Repository based Object Mapping. THOUGHT Inc. invented Repository based Object Mapping and then built a system on that technology that actually is more efficient than static solutions. This makes it a necessity for any Java Enterprise Component Developer.


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. More information on THOUGHT Inc. can be obtained online at or by calling, (415) 836-9199.