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Progress SonicMQ Integrated With Passage Software's UML Factory.

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BEDFORD, Mass. and RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 12, 2000

Programmers Using Rational Rose Visual Modeling Software Can Easily

Incorporate SonicMQ Internet Messaging

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ:PRGS), a leading supplier of application development, deployment and management products and services, and Passage Software, a leader in designing and building software products for development professionals creating distributed, scalable e-commerce enterprise applications, today announced Passage has integrated Progress'(R) SonicMQ(TM) Internet messaging server with Passage's UML Factory(TM) development tool product line. The support for SonicMQ will allow developers using the popular Rational Rose Java visual modeling software to easily incorporate SonicMQ's application communications capabilities into the e-business applications they build.

"Application developers frequently use Rational Rose to extend enterprise workflow to accelerate B2B business processes," said Steve Garone, an IDC Vice President. "Having a high performing JMS product such as SonicMQ could be extremely useful in expediting and guaranteeing application-to-application message delivery."

"The integration of SonicMQ with UML Factory is a natural extension of the model-driven development approach many companies are successfully using to build and simplify large, distributed network-based applications," said Don Reppert, chief operating officer at Passage Software. "We are pleased to work with Progress to bring this important capability to our customer base."

"Developers can for the first time visually integrate a scalable, reliable and high-performing Internet messaging server into their architecture," said Dan Potter, director of Internet technologies at Progress Software. "Visual modeling is helping to greatly accelerate the development of e-business applications. Given Rational Rose's extensive presence in the Fortune 500, SonicMQ's marketplace reach is greatly extended."

In order to facilitate the creation of scalable e-business applications, there must be a way to guide software developers through the process of creating, deploying and integrating code rapidly and consistently with other components and technologies. UML Factory provides this via a set of enhancements to Rational Rose. These include extensions to Rational Software's Unified Modeling Language (UML) that accommodates dynamic elements such as business rules and XML mappings, performs consistency checking and provides adherence to organizational programming standards as well as workgroup functionality. UML Factory lets developers generate the code needed for deployment-ready applications from Rational Rose models without the additional manual programming that would otherwise be necessary.

By integrating SonicMQ with UML Factory, developers will be able to automatically generate Java-based SonicMQ classes from their UML-Rational Rose models, allowing them to easily create and maintain applications incorporating SonicMQ, thereby bringing SonicMQ-based applications to market sooner.

SonicMQ is based on the Java Message Service (JMS) specification, part of the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) standard from Sun, which provides a common set of messaging concepts and programming strategies enabling Java(R) developers to add enterprise message capabilities to their applications. The first standalone JMS server from a major software vendor, SonicMQ has been chosen by many leading e-commerce infrastructure companies and has won numerous awards, including Java Pro magazine's Readers Choice Award for Best Java Messaging Tool, Best Java Middleware from attendees at the SIGS Conference for Java Development, and a World Class Award from Java Developer's Journal.

UML Factory, Passage's flagship product line, enables developers using Rational Rose modeling software to transform their work from documentation into complete software engineering initiatives. By adding capabilities like automatic workgroup synchronization, traceability, object-oriented design wizards, and complete Java code generation and testing, UML Factory is helping IT organizations reduce their total cost of ownership and to extend the life span of their Internet-based applications almost indefinitely.

About Progress Software Corporation

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ:PRGS) is a global supplier of software products and services for developing, deploying and managing business applications moving to the Internet. We offer messaging servers, application servers, databases, and application development and management products.

Our partners include more than 2,000 application service providers (ASPs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) who supply annually over $5 billion in Progress(R)-based applications and related services. Our products are used by over 10,000 organizations across 100 countries worldwide, including 60% of Fortune 100 companies. For more information, visit www.progress.com or call +1-781-280-4000.

About Passage Software

Passage Software offers software products and support services that assist application development professionals in the creation and deployment of distributed, scalable e-commerce enterprise components and applications.

For more information about Passage Software, please visit our web site at www.passagesoft.com or call us at 888-770-9213.

Progress is a registered trademark and SonicMQ is a trademark of Progress Software Corporation. Passage Software and UML Factory are trademarks of Passage Software. Rational Rose is a registered trademark of Rational Software Corporation. Java is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. All other trademarks and / or servicemarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.
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