Compuware OptimalJ Delivers 40 Percent Productivity Improvement With Fewer Experienced Java Developers
December 16, 2002 07:57:00 AM ET
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Compuware Corporation CPWR today announced that E-SoftSys experienced a 40 percent productivity improvement by using Compuware OptimalJ to redevelop a workflow application. E-SoftSys is an e-Commerce consulting and software development company located in Blue Bell, PA. The company achieved this substantial productivity gain while also reducing its development team from two experienced Java developers to one business analyst with less Java experience. Adopting OptimalJ and its model-driven, pattern- based (MDPB) development paradigm resulted in many advantages for E-SoftSys, including increased developer productivity, reduced programming skills requirements, simplification of the development process, easy application maintenance and enhancement, and reduced testing requirements.
In my opinion, OptimalJ is the only tool currently available that realizes the true benefits of Object Management Group's (OMG's) Model Driven Architecture (MDA)," said Kat Shenoy, President and CEO E-SoftSys. "Initial manual development of the e-maintenance application, the first module of an application to automate our company workflow needs, took us 400 hours using two experienced Java programmers. And this did not include the additional time required to manually test the module! With OptimalJ, however, one business analyst, with less Java experience and purely a generalist in workflow based applications, completed redevelopment of the same module, including testing, in 248 hours. The productivity gains and cost savings that OptimalJ realize are substantial.
E-SoftSys' primary concern when developing J2EE applications is the availability of skilled resources and productivity. Java coding is time consuming and the Enterprise Java Bean (EJB) component model, the crux of the J2EE architecture and the basis for most J2EE benefits, is inherently complex. This complexity results in the need for mundane activities to make EJBs work. In evaluating a number of Java application development environments, E-SoftSys wanted a tool that would address these concerns and chose OptimalJ because of its superior benefits.
One of the first benefits that OptimalJ offered E-SoftSys was the simplification of the development process itself," confirms Shenoy. "Many standard development activities such as deployment script generation are seamlessly integrated into OptimalJ and run automatically. In addition, because OptimalJ implements all the cornerstones of MDA, the product has the ability to automatically transform from higher-level business and platform- independent models into lower-level models and eventually to code. This automatic handling of so much of the development process allayed our fears that skill shortages and productivity would adversely impact our J2EE development.
OptimalJ uses domain modeling, a conventional UML-based class model, to define precise requirements at a high level of abstraction. The domain model can be built from scratch, imported from other modeling tools or inferred from a database import. A rules editor supports the definition and reuse of either static or dynamic constraints, defined declaratively in the domain model. Application code is then generated for the presentation, business and persistence tiers using patterns.
In a recent research report entitled 'Development Efficiency Drives Adoption of New Development Paradigms for J2EE and .NET', "The costs (primarily human capital costs) associated with code-centric development will continue to rise during the next three-to-five years. It will therefore become extremely hard for most companies to maintain their current pace of development activities, let alone increase that pace, unless they turn to more efficient forms of development," according to John Meyer, Senior Industry Analyst, Application Development, Giga Information Group. "Companies that want to maintain or increase their future competitive edge will need to begin evaluating, planning for and migrating development staff to at least one of the two alternative and more efficient forms of development, model-driven pattern-based (MDPB) or component assembly and orchestration (CAO).
Combining patterns and models is the key to boosting developer productivity and reducing the complexity of the J2EE platform," said Edwin Schumacher, Director of Product Management for Compuware OptimalJ. "Models reduce business-process complexity, and patterns reduce technology complexity. By using patterns to automatically transform models into a J2EE architecture and subsequently into correct Java code, Compuware OptimalJ greatly decreases development costs and improves application quality.
OptimalJ Pricing and Availability Licenses for OptimalJ 2.1 Professional Edition start at $4,995 per named developer. A 14-day trial version is also available. About E-SoftSys
E-SoftSys, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company provides e-Commerce consulting, and full life-cycle development of e-Commerce, web, wireless and client/server applications to companies in North America,Europe and Asia Pacific.
E-SoftSys provides software development, maintenance and quality assurance services. With the help of E-SoftSys, a number of software companies and other businesses have introduced e-Commerce sites, web portals, software modules and wireless applications at a rapid pace and at low cost to their client base.
For more information about E-SoftSys, please contact the Blue Bell, PA office at 800-469-1740, visit the company's web site at www.E-SoftSys.com, or Click here to email us.
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Blue Bell, PA, September 27, 2002: E-SoftSys presented a case study on using Compuware's OptimalJ - A tool based on Model Driven Architecture for Enterprise class Application development in Java at the Compuware's UNIFACE/Optimal User Forum held at Dallas on 25th September 2002.
The presentation titled "Putting OptimalJ to use: An Experiment with a small Enterprise call Application" was presented by E-SoftSys chairman Kat Shenoy and Project Manager Darshan Kumar. The presentation highlighted the OptimalJ's approach of designing, developing and deploying an Enterprise class application based on MDA Architecture. It showed the ease with which an enterprise class application can be developed and deployed. It also successfully demonstrated the significant savings that can result by using OptimalJ in Java based application development in terms of developer productivity, time to completion, ease of maintenance and quality of the developed application.
Blue Bell, PA, Jul 12, 2002: E-SoftSys formally announced the next version of their successful product ServicePoint. The Version 2.0 of this product is scheduled for release by the end of this month. Unlike its predecessor, ServicePoint2.0 is completely Internet based CRM application and which allows customers to report the incidents or complaints and inquire the status, related to products and services over the Internet.
ServicePoint 2.0’s Internal Client Administration allows internal support staff of customer service department to manage the incidents reported by customers through a browser remotely over the Internet. ServicePoint 2.0 has been developed using the advanced technologies like ASP 3.0, SQL Server 2000, VB Script, Java Script, ADO 2.6, Exchange Server 5.5 and SQL Mail Agent.
Blue Bell, PA, May 30, 2002 -- E-SoftSys announced today the launch of MobilPro 2.0, a PDA and web based Time Entry application that will enable employees of any professional services organization to log the time spent on customer projects remotely using a Palm Pilot or Pocket PC or Internet. MobilPro captures important customer and project related information such as project, job, task, hourly rate, diary etc
MobilPro allows the time entries made through PDAs from any location without connecting to the server in the office, which can be synchronized with the central time entry database through the Internet. MobilPro provides the accounting department a web based interface for time entry review, edit and approval prior to transferring the time entries to the billing system. A standard billing system export function and a number of inquiries and reports functions are also available.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass, April 16, 2002 -- E-SoftSys LLC, an e-Commerce solutions provider, announced today its offshore development center in India,E-SoftSys Pvt. Ltd. has received the prestigious ISO 9001:2000 certification from the Netherlands based Det Norske Veritas (DNV).
DNV who did the audit based on international benchmarks with regard to facilities, processes and practices found Global E-SoftSys to conform to the Quality Management Standard: ISO 9001:2000 in the areas of design and development of e-commerce applications, development of web portals and websites, quality assurance services, software maintenance and support of business applications and multi-media services.
In the last few years E-SoftSys has perfected its offshore software development, maintenance and quality assurance services model in the United States. With the help of E-SoftSys, a number software companies have introduced new e-commerce sites, web portals, software modules and wireless applications at a rapid pace and at low cost to their client base.
According to Kat Shenoy, President of E-SoftSys LLC, “We started our ISO 9001 certification efforts over a year ago with the objective of achieving higher levels of quality standards for a wide range of services we offer including e-commerce consulting, software development and quality assurance. ISO 9001:2000 certification is a testimony to the dedication and excellent efforts from our energetic, highly motivated and experienced team of software and quality assurance professionals. We will continue to delight our customers with our services while constantly improving our software development process.”
ASA International Ltd. (Nasdaq: ASAA), headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts is an investor in E-SoftSys LLC. ASA International Ltd. develops, markets and supports vertical market business solutions throughout the United States, Latin America and Canada.
Additional information can be obtained by contacting Kat Shenoy at E-SoftSys at 800-469-1740, or by visiting the company's websites www.E-SoftSys.com and www.e-softstudio.com or Click here to email us.
Blue Bell, PA, January 28, 2002 -- E-SoftSys LLC announced today MobilRental, a wireless flea market booth rental module for PDAs running Windows CE 3.0 and higher. MobilRental will complement the Booth Tracker reservation system developed and marketed by E-SoftSys in U.S.A and Canada. Booth Tracker is currently used by some of the largest flea markets in U.S.A. To be provided as an add-on optional module with Booth Tracker system, MobilRental will allow the flea market manager or other employees to walk around with PDAs running Windows CE and rent booths, cancel reservations or make payments on the run, without having to physically connect to the server in the rental office.
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