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London, UK - March 3, 2003 - Michael Campbell Associates Ltd announces the release of JCodeBox, an affordable Java application and component builder that dramatically accelerates the development of J2EE, Java Web and Java Web Services developments. At only £150 (approx. $245) JCodeBox was developed to address the prohibitive cost of current Enterprise Java development tools and promote the adoption of J2EE by a wider audience. JCodeBox allows developers to visually define J2EE/Web applications and then to immediately build, assemble and deploy the application to their Java Application Server for immediate feedback.

The Object-Relational mapping engine allows applications to be based on existing company databases further increasing productivity. A J2EE pattern engine allows applications to be optimised with sophisticated J2EE design patterns with a few clicks of a mouse. Full access to the JCodeBox code templates (written in XSL) allows generated code to be tailored to in-house standards.

"We have experienced up to 60% productivity improvements in some of our developments" said Mike Farrow, CEO of CBIS and a beta tester of JCodeBox. "JCodeBox has enabled a number of our developers to quickly get up to speed and become productive in J2EE leading to significant cost savings".

JCodeBox integrates with a growing list of commercial and open source Java application servers including Weblogic, Oracle, JBoss and Tomcat. It can be used with any database that has a supporting JDBC driver and produces standard Java code allowing seamless integration with any Java IDE.

The price-to-features ratio gives users a much greater return on their investment in comparison to similar products from other vendors that typically cost thousands of dollars. "We wanted to provide an easy to use, affordable, Java J2EE/Web development tool that allowed companies to experiment with and experience the benefits of J2EE without spending thousands. For a few hundred dollars you can have a fully functional Java J2EE/Web development environment and start producing functional applications immediately" said Mike Campbell, CTO, Michael Campbell Associates Ltd.

Further information can be found on the website at:

Key product Features

* J2EE versions 1.2 and 1.3

* Visual development environment

* Object-relational mapping engine

* J2EE pattern engine

* Code templating engine

* Visual definition of Enterprise JavaBeans and JSPs

* Deployment descriptor generation (generic and application server specific)

* Ant and JUnit integration

* Database tools (schema browser and query tool)

Supported platforms

Windows NT/2000/XP


System requirements:

Hard Drive: 20/10 MB*

RAM 512/128 MB*

* (recommended/minimum)

Michael Campbell Associates Ltd is a London based company that specialises in providing distributed Java solutions and software development productivity tools. Their partners have worked in and around the City of London for the past 10 years and have provided technical solutions for some of the worlds leading companies.

Press contact:

Orla O'Sullivan

Tel: +44 (0)7798 863918


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