San Francisco, California, December
6, 2000 - THOUGHT Inc.®, the
market leader in Object to Relational (O/R) Mapping optimized for
Enterprise JavaBeans® (EJB), today announced the release of an open source e-commerce
shopping cart application and tutorial supporting the BEA WebLogic
Server® from BEA® Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAS). The e-commerce shopping cart, developed
by THOUGHT Inc, is a full featured enterprise level reference application
demonstrating many of the current Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
technologies and it is fully integrated with the WebLogic Server.
E-Business developers benefit from the shopping cart and tutorial
because it provides an advanced entry point, using examples of Container
Managed (CMP), Bean Managed (BMP) and Session Beans, for developing
applications under the J2EE specification. The thoroughly documented
open source code can be used as a working template and modified
to create scalable enterprise-wide applications.
""By providing an open source shopping cart application
and tutorial for BEA's WebLogic Server, we've provided a relatively
sophisticated enterprise database and object model example that
can be used as a learning and tutorial solution to show a best practices
EJB application," said Ward Mullins, CTO of THOUGHT Inc.
The shopping cart application uses the BEA WebLogic Server 5.1,
the Oracle database, and the market's leading O/R mapping tool,
Enterprise O/R. CocoBase® Enterprise O/R delivers powerful features and increases ease of
use by automatically creating and generating CMP and BMP Entity
beans that run up to 400% faster than manually coded beans. CocoBase®
Enterprise O/R increases developer productivity and cuts the cost
of EJB database access development by up to 85%.
This advanced enterprise level EJB application is designed to show
a reasonably complex database and object model using session and
entity beans in various ways. Key features in the shopping cart
source code include the ability to:
- Automatically generate email order
verification to the customer
- Generate merchant side XML order
- Check customer order quantity against
"Developers now have a rare working
sample set of deployable JSP (Java Server Pages) and EJB examples
to use while creating scalable, secure, enterprise-wide applications…for
free!" said Dan Wilson, Vice President of Sales & Marketing
for THOUGHT Inc.
THOUGHT, Inc.'s business partner, BEA Systems, is one of the world's
leading e-business infrastructure software companies, with over
6,500 customers around the world including the majority of the Fortune
Global 100. The WebLogic application server remains one of the leading
EJB server in the market.
Enterprise O/R provides a powerful tool for bridging the impedance
mismatch between objects used by EJB Servers and RDBMS. CocoBase®
is a standards-based product that provides easy integration of Bean,
Container and Session Beans with EJB enabling a best of breed O/R
mapping solution for enterprise and e-business systems. THOUGHT
Inc., the market leader for O/R mapping optimized for EJB, holds
patents for Repository-based Object Mapping.
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, THOUGHT Inc. supports
customers worldwide in the United States, Europe, Japan, Asia and
Australia. Visit www.thoughtinc.com for more information.