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Allaire® Teams with THOUGHT, Inc.® to Deliver a Powerful Development Platform
for Database Access with EJB Applications


NEWTON, Mass., October 10, 2000 - Allaire Corporation (Nasdaq: ALLR), a leading provider of Internet software and services for companies building their business on the Web, today announced the integration of its Java® application server, JRun, with THOUGHT, Inc.'s® CocoBase® Enterprise O/R, a leading Object to Relational Mapping technology for Enterprise Java Bean® (EJBä) servers. Addressing the high demand for a complete development platform for database access with EJB by the growing Java community, Allaire JRun Server now offers customers instant generation of Container and Bean Managed Persistence (CMP/BMP), delivering even stronger enterprise and e-commerce systems. In addition, THOUGHT, Inc. has joined the Allaire Alliance as a Premier Partner.

"THOUGHT, Inc. is a valuable Alliance Partner and represents Allaire's deep commitment to provide users with a pure, easy-to-use Java application server that employs support for best of breed development tools which add tremendous value to the overall architecture," said Dan Murphy, product marketing manager at Allaire. "JRun Server integrated with CocoBase technology dramatically speeds up and simplifies development, delivering flexibility and scalability, and in turn, extends the capabilities of the entire Allaire Business Platform for companies building advanced Internet business systems."

CMP allows developers to build EJB components without having to directly deal with persistence during development. Since BMP requires that developers write a certain amount of persistence code, the use of CMP reduces the need for a developer to understand or to implement persistence code, making development quicker and easier. In contrast, the use of BMP simplifies editing and customizing persistence code during development. Although BMP delivers much needed flexibility to a developer, it also increases the complexity of creating the bean along with managing it over the life of the application.

CocoBase Enterprise O/R integrated with Allaire's JRun Server provides a solution to the two approaches because it manages the complete creation of both CMP and BMP beans. In doing so, the developer can easily choose between using either CMP or BMP beans with little to no difference in the development process.

"Allaire and THOUGHT, Inc. have elevated the capabilities of the 80,000 JRun Java developers worldwide with the integration of CocoBase Enterprise O/R and JRun," said Ward Mullins, CTO of THOUGHT, Inc. "The combined technologies offer customers and their enterprise systems an effective solution for high-end database access, reliable performance and easy implementation for building applications on the EJB platform."

About Allaire JRun Server Allaire JRun Server is a complete Java application server for deploying enterprise and e-commerce applications. Focused on ease of use, JRun provides a complete J2EE implementation based on a clean design that avoids the overhead of legacy technologies and a modular architecture. JRun Server is available in Enterprise, Professional and Developer Editions. Pricing and upgrade information can be found on the Allaire Web site at

About Allaire
Allaire Corporation is a leading provider of Internet software products and services for companies building their businesses on the Web. Supported by a community of 450,000 developers and global network partners, the Allaire Business Platform enables tens of thousands of companies worldwide to seize new business opportunities by creating e-commerce content management, customer service and business automation systems. Headquartered in Newton, Mass., Allaire has offices in Europe and Asia Pacific and can be found on the World Wide Web at

About CocoBase Enterprise O/R
CocoBase Enterprise O/R provides a powerful tool for bridging the fault between objects used by EJB Servers and RDBMS's. It is a standards based product relying on such technologies as RMI, CORBA, JDBC, EJB, etc., holding patents issued to THOUGHT, Inc. for Repository based Object Mapping (US patent #5857197). CocoBase and THOUGHT, Inc. are registered trademarks of THOUGHT, Inc.

About THOUGHT, Inc.
Established in 1993, THOUGHT, Inc. is a 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. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, visit for more information.


Allaire and JRun are trademarks of Allaire Corporation. Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, J2EE, JavaOne, Java Community Process, Enterprise Java Beans and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other company names, brand names and product names are trademarks of their respective holder(s).

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, Allaire's limited operating history, fluctuations in our quarterly results, our ability to gain market acceptance of our products, competition, Allaire's ability to integrate any acquisitions, and other risks listed from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which factors are incorporated herein by reference.