FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Eiffel Software Announces Release of EiffelStudio 5.7
Latest release implements Refactoring, Metrics, new Configuration Management
and offers an Open Source Option
Santa Barbara, CA, October 25, 2006 -- Eiffel Software announced today the
release of EiffelStudio 5.7, the latest version of its award-winning Integrated
Development Environment (IDE). This version brings refactoring facilities,
powerful metrics, new configuration management and a variety of new features and
mechanisms to the environment. Additionally, EiffelStudio comes with both a
commercial and an Open Source license.
"The new facilities EiffelStudio 5.7 brings are essential to the production of
quality software that is easy to update and reuse" said Emmanuel Stapf, head of
the Compiler Division at Eiffel Software. "We are proud to continue enhancing
our offering so that our users keep the competitive advantage that EiffelStudio
has given to them since its first release in 1985."
EiffelStudio comes with a host of new features, including:
• Refactoring facilities.
• Powerful metrics.
• New configuration management to make it easy to compile/deploy applications on
more than one platform.
• Numerous other new features and mechanisms can be found
Portability has always been one of the strengths of EiffelStudio, and this new
release continues in that same tradition. EiffelStudio 5.7 is available on the
• Windows Classic, .NET, and 64 bits
• Linux, Linux PPC and 64 bits
• Solaris 10 on Sparc, Sparc 64, and x86
• SGI Irix
• VMS, Embedded ...
With this latest release, Eiffel Software enters the Open Source community.
"We are excited to offer our users the choice between a commercial and an Open
Source version of EiffelStudio" said Larry Miller, Director of Business
Development at Eiffel Software. "As software systems become more and more
complex, developers need to know that their software providers have nothing to
hide and play in the open. They want to have access to the heart of the
technology that they decide to use. This new version does just that; it allows
developers to explore what makes EiffelStudio different and how these
differences will make their lives easier."
EiffelStudio is based on the widely acclaimed Eiffel programming language, a
pure object-oriented language. Its core concepts, native only to Eiffel, such as
Design-by-Contract, multiple inheritance, genericity... allowing developers to
write high quality applications that are easy to maintain. Eiffel has thus
gained prominence in recent years among developers and design team leaders in
challenging enterprise environments in the financial, insurance, manufacturing,
health, and government sectors as well as among independent development teams.
About Eiffel Software
Eiffel software 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
or call (805) 685-1006.
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