Compuware Accelerates Java 2 Enterprise Development Projects

3/20/2003 - Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) announced that Sun Microsystems can now use Compuware’s OptimalJ Development Environment to accelerate enterprise development projects for its customers using the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EETM). Compuware will also incorporate Sun’s J2EE Patterns into OptimalJ, giving Sun’s consultants a new, more powerful tool they can use to quickly develop J2EE technology-based applications for their clients that use Sun’s patterns.

J2EE patterns, which are used to create J2EE technology-based applications, describe solutions to typical problems encountered by developers. J2EE patterns represent “best practice” approaches that express proven techniques clearly and simply, reducing the complexity of J2EE technology development by automating reuse of successful designs and architectures. The new agreement with Sun will allow Compuware to add Sun’s J2EE patterns to OptimalJ, which automatically generates working applications that can be customized by developers. Consequently, these applications will comply with Sun’s J2EE pattern standards, making the creation of J2EE technology-based applications simpler and faster.

OptimalJ is Compuware’s high-productivity, model-driven, pattern-based tool for developing J2EE technology-based applications. It implements the Object Management Group’s (OMG) Model Driven Architecture (MDA) in its entirety. OptimalJ uses patterns to automatically generate code that transform models into a proper architecture and ultimately into a working application. OptimalJ will help Sun’s consultants to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of enterprise Java development.

“Developer productivity can be improved by using tools that make it easier for developers to learn how to work with and be more productive using J2EE technology,” said Rikki Kirzner, Research Director at IDC. “The ability to develop specific patterns containing specialized knowledge that can be reused throughout the company goes a long way towards helping architects create and maintain an individual architectural style. Developers can then focus on what needs to be built rather than on how it should be built.”

“Combining Sun’s proven J2EE patterns with OptimalJ’s model-driven development environment and automatic code generation can significantly speed development and deployment of high-quality enterprise-class applications,” said Cheryln Chin, Vice President, Software Solutions, Sun Professional Services. “The combination gives our consultants a very advanced tool they can use to facilitate implementing best practices in Java platform development projects.”

“Sun Services is a leading Java technologies consulting organization that is very influential with respect to the way companies are using the Java platform,” said Don Morrison, Compuware Vice President, Worldwide Channels and Alliances. “Working together, Sun and Compuware are advancing the state of Java technology development, which will accelerate the design, development, modification and deployment of J2EE business applications.”

About Compuware OptimalJ
Compuware OptimalJ is an enterprise application development environment designed for Global 2000 organizations that are adopting J2EE standards and Model Driven Architecture (MDA), as standardized by the Object Management Group (OMG), in order to accelerate the development, integration and maintenance of applications for competitive advantage. OptimalJ uses patterns to automatically translate business models into working applications by implementing OMG's MDA in its entirety. OptimalJ enables organizations to rapidly respond to change, increase development efficiency, and dramatically decrease maintenance costs.

Compuware Corporation
Compuware Corporation, a multi-billion dollar company, provides business value through software and professional services that optimize productivity and reduce costs across the application life cycle. Meeting the rapidly changing needs of businesses of all sizes, Compuware’s market-leading solutions improve the quality, ease the integration and enhance the performance of distributed, e-business and enterprise software. For more information about Compuware, please contact the corporate offices at 800-521-9353. You may also visit Compuware on the World Wide Web at

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