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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov 8, 1999 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Allaire Corporation (Nasdaq: ALLR), the industry's leading independent e-business platform vendor, today announced that Home Depot (NYSE: HD) has chosen Allaire JRun, the industry leading server-side Java development and deployment engine, to power its in-store information kiosks. Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement retailer, has established JRun as a corporate standard for Web- based development projects and will immediately use it to run JavaServer Pages (JSP) on its in-store kiosks to deliver timely and accurate information to shoppers nationwide.

"We were looking for a solution that would enable us to deliver product and vendor information quickly and efficiently to our customers via our in- store information kiosks. Once we determined that JavaServer Pages was the ideal technology to accomplish this feat and performed an extensive review of the leading solutions in the market, it was clear that JRun was the premier JSP engine available," said Ron Griffin, CIO, of The Home Depot. "JRun provides the most flexibility and performance. And it enables us to maximize our physical 'floor space' while providing robust and easy-to-use information kiosks for our customers."

JRun, used by more than 80,000 developers worldwide, fully supports Sun Microsystems' JavaServer Pages (JSP) 1.0 specification and provides an environment to build and deliver Java servlets and JSP applications on a variety of operating systems using all the major Java Virtual Machines and web servers. Standardizing on JRun, Home Depot can now take advantage of the new JSP technology today to build web applications for everything from in-store kiosks to corporate intranets to e-commerce sites. JRun will be used to serve up the content for the end user experience at Home Depot's new in-store "kiosks; machines that will run on an HP UX Server.

"Home Depot selecting JRun as a corporate standard validates our mission of providing companies with an e-business platform that meets their business and development needs today and tomorrow," said Paul Colton, vice president, JRun for Allaire. "JRun and JSP will provide Home Depot with a leading-edge technology solution to address both their internal and external information needs while concurrently addressing their desire for a product that has a small footprint yet is robust enough to deliver an exceptional end-user experience."

About JSP JSP is a new technology standard, which is being created by a consortium of companies led by Sun Microsystems, for the development of web applications with Java. JSP uses a page-based scripting syntax that is similar to Active Server Pages, but uses Java as the scripting language. The JSP 1.0 specification was first released on June 1, 1999.

About Home Depot Founded in 1978, Atlanta-based Home Depot (NYSE: HD) currently operates 839 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Chile. For six consecutive years the company has been recognized as America's Most Admired Specialty Retailer by Fortune Magazine. Its stock is publicly traded and is included in the Dow 30 as well as Standard & Poor's 500 index.

About Allaire Allaire Corporation is the industry's leading independent e-business platform vendor. The company's products, Allaire Spectra, ColdFusion, HomeSite and JRun are used by over 430,000 developers worldwide to build and deploy a broad range of interactive Web applications and public Internet sites. With a network of over 1,800 partners, including system integrators, consultants, Internet service providers, independent software vendors and complimentary technology vendors, the Allaire Alliance Partner Program delivers integrated Web application development and business solutions to customers around the world. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Allaire Corporation also has offices in Europe and Asia Pacific and can be found on the World Wide Web at www.allaire.com.

ColdFusion and HomeSite are U.S. registered trademarks and Allaire, JRun and Allaire Spectra are trademarks of Allaire Corporation. 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, our limited operating history, fluctuations in our quarterly results, our ability to gain market acceptance of our products, competition, our 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.

SOURCE Allaire Corporation (C) 1999 PR Newswire.

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