Compuware Showcases Development Techniques at OJX Tech Event

9/7/2004 - Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) announced it will host the inaugural OJX--a next-generation, interactive Java development extravaganza--on September 23, 2004, at the company’s world headquarters in Detroit. This premier Java technology event will attract hundreds of software development and technology leaders from Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Canada. OJX will enable enterprise Java development professionals to experience the power of advanced software development techniques and to learn valuable strategies to improve their effectiveness and productivity.

OJX will feature multiple conference tracks where Java developers, their managers and CIOs will learn trends and techniques from some of the brightest and most accomplished Java visionaries. OJX includes a special management-level track from Gartner and an expert panel discussion with senior executives from Compuware, The Middleware Company, BEA, The Object Management Group (OMG), JetBrains and The In addition, the keynote presentation, The Power of Patterns, will give both development managers and practitioners practical advice on how to implement next-generation application development practices to take advantage of the latest in cost-effective, productivity-enhancing benefits.

“There is a tremendous amount of world-class talent building world-class applications right here in the Midwest, and OJX will be a great expression of that energy, genius and vision,” said Larry Angeli, Vice President of Marketing, Compuware. “Anyone associated with Java development needs to be at this one-of-a-kind experience to benefit from the great minds and the latest in technology in an exciting, entertaining environment.”

At the heart of OJX is Compuware OptimalJ, which is the industry’s most advanced Java development and integration environment, providing groundbreaking productivity and quality by leveraging the power of model-driven, pattern-based development. The free conference will be hosted in Compuware’s atrium as well as the adjoining Hard Rock Café and Borders book store. OJX will blend education and expertise with entertainment in a “learning festival” environment--complete with live music and signings by accomplished authors.

Among the scheduled conference sessions, a special track will be presented by featured speaker Michael Blechar, Gartner Vice President, Research Director and systems development industry leader. Additionally, expert-directed computer lab sessions will give developers hands-on experience with the latest Java development techniques. Planned sessions include: Implementing Sun’s Core J2EE Patterns, SOA Blueprints, Agile MDA, Building Applications With Compuware OptimalJ, Untangling Spaghetti Code, Why I Fell in Love With Model Driven Development and more.

For more information on OJX, or to register, please visit

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