Compuware and ComponentSource Target Thousands of Developers

2/24/2004 - Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) and ComponentSource, the world's largest marketplace and community for reusable software components and a Software Reuse Infrastructure Provider, announced a global distribution agreement. As a result of this agreement, Compuware will provide tools that increase developer productivity and application quality to ComponentSource's more than 600,000 J2EE and .NET customers.

The alliance makes Compuware's entire development tools portfolio available for download on ComponentSource's online marketplace. It gives thousands of developers instant access to the most comprehensive model-driven pattern-based (MDPB) development environment, Compuware OptimalJ, as well as Compuware's award-winning development, debugging and tuning tools for both Java and .NET--Compuware DevPartner Java Edition and Compuware DevPartner Studio.

"We are excited that Compuware has chosen to place its development solutions with ComponentSource and our global developer distribution channel," said Sam Patterson, CEO of ComponentSource. "The Compuware DevPartner product line is aimed at all types of developers and is used by Java, Microsoft Visual Studio, .NET and C++ programming teams. Compuware has also created a highly innovative model-driven, pattern-based product, Compuware OptimalJ, which has demonstrated its ability to boost the productivity of enterprise development teams. This is a very exciting product for the more than 600,000 developers who buy from ComponentSource."

For developers seeking to overcome the complexities of architecting and building enterprise applications, MDPB development tools such as Compuware OptimalJ leverage models and patterns to speed development and enable programmers to focus on building effective applications that meet business goals. Through this partnership, Compuware and ComponentSource will work together to bring the productivity benefits of MDPB development to thousands of IT organizations globally.

"ComponentSource has become a trusted resource for hundreds of thousands of developers," said Jamie McGuffie, Senior Vice President, Partner Development for Compuware. "By combining ComponentSource's global reach and trusted electronic sales channel with Compuware's industry-leading solutions, development teams of all sizes and skill levels have much greater access to solutions that increase their productivity and overall value to running the business."

Compuware's development tools portfolio is available for immediate download from Future product releases and updates will be added to the site as they are issued.

ComponentSource is the world's largest marketplace and community for reusable software components for all platforms, and is first to market as a Software Asset Value Provider with the launch of SAVE-IT, Software Asset Value Engineering in Information Technology. With seven years at the helm of the component industry, ComponentSource is able to transfer its experience in running the world's largest reuse center on its public marketplace to the corporate environment. SAVE-IT is a mature three-pronged approach that establishes effective enterprise-scale software reuse and is the backbone technology for the National Software Component Exchange and private sector customers worldwide. The respected barometer for the component industry, ComponentSource pioneered the open market for reusable software components in 1995, and continues to drive the market through its award-winning eBusiness model and groundbreaking work to establish the first widely accepted reusable component standard. A global eBusiness with customers in over 115 countries, ComponentSource is headquartered in Atlanta, and has offices in Reading, England and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit

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