FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
Eiffel Software Announces Release of EiffelStudio 6.3
Latest Release brings major milestone in the area of testing
Santa Barbara, CA, December 5, 2008 -- Eiffel Software announced today the
release of EiffelStudio 6.3, the latest version of its award-winning Integrated
Development Environment (IDE). This major release brings major milestones in
"With the increasing complexity of the applications they develop today,
programmers need integrated testing tools" said Emmanuel Stapf, Senior Software
Developer with Eiffel Software, and we are really proud to offer this added
power to our users in EiffelStudio 6.3."
Integrated testing tools and other new features and mechanisms in EiffelStudio
- Tool for managing and running test cases.
- Tool for the creation of manual test cases.
- Tool for automatic creation of test cases while debugging a
- Tool for automatic creation of test cases via AutoTest,
which exercises a class without programmer intervention to find all
- Better support for attached types in the compiler, as well
as acceptance of new `note' and `attribute' ECMA keywords. Attached
types, a first in the industry, remove the risk of run-time null pointer
dereferencing, a major crash risk in programs written with conventional
- New community-oriented documentation, organized as a Wiki
site with hundreds of pages to which users can contribute. See http://doc.eiffel.com
- IPv6 support for EiffelNet
- Argument parser library to manage command-line arguments.
Details on these and other new features of EiffelStudio 6.3 are listed at:
Portability has always been one of the strengths of EiffelStudio and this new
release continues in that same tradition. EiffelStudio 6.3 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 6.3 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 availability of new
testing tools that will continue to increase the level of quality, correctness
and safety of the software produced with EiffelStudio as well as save time and
efforts for the programmers."
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 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.
EiffelStudio 6.3, 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 website at http://www.eiffel.com/downloads
so that prospects can experience the full power of the environment before
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,
contact us or call +1-805-685-1006.
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