FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
Eiffel Software Announces Release of EiffelStudio 6.1
Latest Release Brings EiffelStudio Towards Full ECMA/ISO Implementation
Santa Barbara, CA, November
19, 2007 -- Eiffel Software announced today the release of EiffelStudio 6.1, the
latest version of its award-winning Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
This major release brings EiffelStudio closer to full Implementation of the ISO
standard of the Eiffel language and offers sophisticated new debugging
“It is a good feeling to see that EiffelStudio now integrates most of the Eiffel
standard as defined by ECMA and the International Standards Organization” said
Emmanuel Stapf, Senior Software Developer with Eiffel Software. “This release
has focused on bringing numerous tangible benefits to our customers and the
response to beta releases has been tremendous.”
EiffelStudio 6.1 brings the programming community closer to the full
implementation of the ISO Eiffel Standard specification, in particular through
the following innovative mechanisms, unique to Eiffel, version 6.1 introduces
major features and mechanisms:
- Basic elements of the
ISO-standard attached type mechanism, which will allow programmers to
guarantee the absence of “null pointer dereferencing”, the major source of
run-time crashes in object-oriented programs.
inheritance, a first among object-oriented languages, providing a more
flexible notion of inheritance.
In addition to these language
advances, EiffelStudio introduces important environment advances:
- True Execution Replay in
debugger, an industry first: allows user to play execution back and forth,
recreating previous states after an error has occurred. Ordinary
debuggers only go forward; but when an error has occurred it is too late to
find the cause..
- New default layout for
EiffelStudio tools to highlight the most common used tools.
- New Errors and Warnings
tool providing a sophisticated, user-configurable way show of showing and
- Major usability
improvements throughout the EiffelStudio GUI.
- Direct connection to the
Eiffel Software support site, so that EiffelStudio can automatically submit
a bug report when it quits unexpectedly.
- Support for the MinGW C
compiler on Windows 32-bit. Borland is officially not supported anymore.
- Significant compiler
Details on these and many
other new features of EiffelStudio 6.1 are listed at:
Portability has always been one of the strengths of EiffelStudio and this new
release continues in that same tradition. EiffelStudio 6.1 is available on the
- Windows Classic, .NET, and 64 bits
- Linux, Linux PPC and 64 bits
- Solaris 10 on Sparc, Sparc-64, x86 and x86-64
- SGI Irix
- VMS, Embedded ...
EiffelStudio 6.1, comes with dual licensing. Users can
decide between the Commercial License or the Open-Source license of the
environment. A full feature evaluation edition is available from Eiffel Software
http://www.eiffel.com/downloads/ so that prospects can experience the full
power of the environment before purchasing it.
"EiffelStudio 6.1 is a major release bringing lots of new features and tools to
the software community," said Larry Miller, Director of Business Development at
Eiffel Software." The most exciting one for me is "Execution Replay" facility in
the debugger. When you find the manifestation of a bug -- say a wrong value, or
a crash -- it's always too late to understand what happened. You want to play
the execution backward. That's what you can do in 6.1."
EiffelStudio is based on the widely acclaimed Eiffel programming language, the
most extensive implementation of object-oriented concepts, standardized through
ECMA and the International Standards Organization. Its core concepts, native
only to Eiffel, such as Design-by-Contract, multiple inheritance, genericity,
conversions and agents allow developers to write high quality applications that
are easy to maintain. Eiffel, which recently received the prestigious ACM
Software Systems Award, is used by developers and design-team leaders in
challenging enterprise environments in the financial, insurance, manufacturing,
health, and government sectors as well as by independent development teams.
About Eiffel Software
http://www.eiffel.com, was founded in 1985 with the mission of developing
compilers and tools based on the power of pure object-oriented concepts to
improve programmers' productivity, lifecycle efficiency and quality of the
resulting applications. For twenty years Eiffel Software has delivered to its
customer base the most cost-effective and advanced development tools on a large
variety of platforms. Thanks to the power of the language and the tools of the
environment, Eiffel users continuously demonstrate that they can produce 2 to 10
times as much software in the same amount of time as can be achieved using other
IDEs and toolsets. For more information,
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