SAN FRANCISCO, CA., August
29, 2000 - THOUGHT Inc.(www.thoughtinc.com), the leader in Object
to Relational (O/R) Mapping Technology OPTIMIZED for EJB, today
announced the continuing success of CocoBase Enterprise O/R's
integration with the BEA WebLogic Server™ 5.1 from BEA Systems
Inc. (www.beasys.com), The E-Commerce Transactions Company™. For
EJB developers, CocoBase Enterprise O/R boosts productivity by
eliminating the need to hand-code database access into EJB objects
- which can account for as much as 80% of development time. For
companies - which are expected to spend more than a billion dollars
on EJB-based business applications this year - this means faster,
far more cost-effective creation and deployment of these applications.
The Internet generation end users of these applications - who,
for example, will wait on average no longer than eight seconds
for a Web page to download - can expect enhanced convenience and
efficiency when they access applications built with the THOUGHT
Inc. and BEA solution, because of performance increases.
Using CocoBase, developers can easily create the EJB objects from
the underlying data source, they can be immediately compiled,
deployed onto the BEA WebLogic server, and used by a client. CocoBase,
in fact, writes all of the code for the CMP and BMP entity beans
with the additional files necessary for installation onto the
BEA WebLogic Server. This can save the developer from writing
hundreds of lines of code, which also makes the EJBs much easier
to change on the fly, and improves their performance (the greater
the code overhead, the slower the application performance). And
the decoupling of the creation and administration of database
maps and EJBs from the application programmers who use them means
that less experienced (and less costly) database access programmers
can manage the project.
Typically, Bean Managed Persistence (BMP) has required developers
to write persistence code. By using CocoBase Enterprise O/R, developers
now experience little difference in building applications using
either Container Managed Persistence (CMP) or BMP. CocoBase provides
a simplified layer for persisting Java classes with EJB without
requiring developers to embed JDBC and SQL calls into the objects
they're building. Once an object view (map) is created, CocoBase
instantly generates all of the CMP / BMP entity bean code needed
from its highly optimised and editable templates.
"We have repeatedly seen users share with us their success
of using CocoBase Enterprise O/R with the BEA Weblogic 5.1 EJB
Server. With CocoBase providing increased efficiency through reduced
coding and unrivalled performance through optimised features such
as Distributed Caching, Object Database Cache (open source integration)
that Works with Weblogic Clustering, and Cache Sharable across
Enterprise Java Beans, Weblogic users are utilizing the leading
solution for their EJB development," said Daniel Wilson,
VP Sales and Marketing, THOUGHT Inc.
One company using the combination of BEA WebLogic and CocoBase
is AppNet (NASDAQ: APNT), a leading provider of e-business solutions
and the fourth largest interactive marketing agency. On one project,
AppNet used BEA WebLogic and CocoBase, together with the Oracle
8i database, to build e-commerce Web sites for their customer.
They used CocoBase to build a layer of entity beans that served
as the foundation for the entire application. They used Servlets
to present the data to the WebLogic server, presented by CocoBase
as an object from the Oracle 8i database. The data interchange
utilized XML which "greatly simplified the process,"
according to an AppNet software engineer. He added that "CocoBase
managed the objects from across multiple database instances, constructing
the Java objects with their persistent representations."
He said "the tool is configurable in all the right places
and includes source code to all points of integration, which greatly
supported our ability to help ourselves."
Note: Following is an explanation of abbreviations and acronyms
used in this news release:
JDBC Java DataBase Connectivity
EJB Enterprise Java Beans
CMP Container Managed Persistence
BMP Bean Managed Persistence
About Thought Inc.
Established in 1993, THOUGHT Inc. is the market leader in Java-based
object-oriented Mapping Middleware technology. THOUGHT Inc. has
been shipping CocoBase, the company's 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 World Wide Web and
have gained a reputation for excellence with Object Mapping. CocoBase
is a standards-based product relying on such technologies as EJB,
RMI, CORBA, JDBC, etc. THOUGHT Inc. makes its home in San Francisco,
supporting customers worldwide in the United States, Europe, Japan,
Asia and Australia. The CocoBase family of products are available
through distributors, resellers and directly online at their Yahoo
Store. CocoBase technology is based on US patent #5857197.
More information on THOUGHT Inc. can be found online at www.thoughtinc.com.
CocoBase and THOUGHT Inc. are registered trademarks of THOUGHT
Inc. BEA and WebLogic are registered trademark of BEA Systems,
Inc. BEA WebLogic Enterprise, BEA WebLogic Server, The E-Commerce
Transactions Company, and The BEA E-Commerce Transaction Platform
are trademarks of BEA Systems, Inc. All other company and product
names may be trademarks of the company with which they are associated.