FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
Eiffel Software Announces Release of EiffelStudio 6.2
Numerous New Tools for High-Reliability Software
Santa Barbara, CA, May 19,
2008 -- Eiffel Software announced today the release of EiffelStudio 6.2, the
latest version of its award-winning Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
Like previous releases, 6.2 is available on all major industry platforms, from
Windows to UNIX, Linux, VMS and many others. 6.2 is a major step forward
enabling Eiffel users to benefit from a set of new mechanisms with no
counterparts in any existing IDE, directly translating into advances in software
quality and productivity.
The Unit Testing Tool provides a centralized test dashboard to manage and track all the tests run in a project. The Contract Tool makes it even easier than before to equip software elements with “contracts”, semantic guarantees of reliability.
Another major innovation is the Eiffel Information System (EIS), offering a simple way to connect Eiffel texts with external tools such as Microsoft Word. A typical application is for a Word document describing the requirements for a system, to include an EIS link; clicking the link will open the right class or routine in the EiffelStudio IDE. Conversely, Eiffel text can link to a paragraph of a Word document, HTML page or other non-Eiffel document. This makes it possible to keep close connections between Eiffel systems and the relevant external documents. For example:
EIS reinforces the role of EiffelStudio as a full-lifecycle solution, covering the entire system development process seamlessly from analysis down to design, implementation and maintenance.
Another Eiffel first is the notion of “attached type” which guarantees that no void calls will occur at run time. Void calls, also known as null pointer dereferencing, are risks of run-time crashes affecting programs written in all mainstream programming languages. With version 6.2 EiffelStudio is the first mainstream IDE to offer the possibility of removing such cases at compile time, a critical improvement to the reliability of systems.
Other 6.2 features include:
these and many other new features of EiffelStudio 6.2 are listed at:
EiffelStudio 6.2 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 the Eiffel Information System,
increasing EiffelStudio’s connections to other tools such as Word. This is part
of our commitment to support our customers in their day-to-day environment”
About Eiffel Software
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, contact us or call (805) 685-1006.
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