Compuware has released the latest version of its Java development tool, OptimalJ 2.1. The new version builds on predecessor 2.0 with the additional functionality to create patterns in the Java environment, enabling developers to save time. Patterns facilitate the reuse and leveraging of certain pre-defined designs, structure and code, and enable the developer to focus on what to build rather than how to build it. "The aim in version 2.0 was to lower the entry requirements for developers wanting to build powerful enterprise Web applications for J2EE. In 2.1 we believe the power of patterns has been taken to a new level. Pattern-driven design for domain models is a laudable enough goal; pattern-driven transformation of domain models into applications is the capability that takes OptimalJ to a higher plane," according to Jonathan Stephenson, associate analyst with CBDi Forum. Available now, pricing for OptimalJ 2.1 starts at $9,650 per user and is distributed directly to resellers.www.compuware.com/products/optimalj.