Eiffel Software Announces Release of
Productivity Tool Keeps Increasing Performance
Santa Barbara, California - (November 11, 2003) - Eiffel Software today
announced the production release of EiffelStudio 5.4, the latest version of its
award-winning development environment. EiffelStudio is the cornerstone of the
Eiffel Development FrameworkTM, a simple and powerful system for developing
record breaking applications at a fraction of the cost of other languages and
EiffelStudio is based on the well-planned programming language, Eiffel.
Backed by the efficiency of the language and the powerful tools in the
environment, EiffelStudio's users continuously produce 2 to 10 times as much
quality software in the same amount of time as can be achieved using other
languages and toolsets. Eiffel has thus gained prominence over the years amongst
developers and design team leaders in challenging enterprise environments in the
financial, manufacturing, and government sectors.
"Software is a crucial element when cutting company costs and EiffelStudio is
the ideal tool to realize those savings." said Lawrence Miller, Director of
Customer Relations for Eiffel Software. "Because of Eiffel's plain English
syntax and unique Design by Contract TM mechanism, each developer is able to
write and maintain up to one million lines of code, reducing companies bottom
line ROI and empowering savvy business leaders to advance their organizations".
EiffelStudio 5.4 is the best way to create robust, extendible and reusable
objects and libraries that can run natively on a wide variety of platforms such
as Linux, Unix, Windows, .NET, VMS and Embedded systems. Eiffel's Design by
ContractTM mechanism makes it especially easy to prevent a variety of bugs.
Robust code is easier to test, maintain and reuse.
Enhancements of EiffelStudio 5.4 include:
- Increased compiler speed
- Improved support for multithreading
- Major Improvements to EiffelBuild, the GUI Builder, including:
- Support for multiple windows and dialogs, which may be controlled and placed
into subdirectories, through the use of the new "Window Selector" tool
- Support for definitions of string, integer and pixmap constants which may be
used within the EiffelBuild user interface, and are generated into a constants
class for your project
- Better conformance to the ongoing standardization process of Eiffel
- Transparent way to call overloaded .NET routine from Eiffel
- Added first support for new convert keyword
- Improved speed of agent calls by a factor of 2 to 3
- Support for runtime checked preconditions and post conditions on external
- Support for effecting a deferred routine by an external one and vice versa
According to Eiffel users, the Eiffel language is among the easiest to learn.
Passive support for users new to the language is available from the company
website together with links to other Eiffel user groups worldwide.
The new release of EiffelStudio has already begun shipping to Eiffel
Software's customers under maintenance, and is available immediately via the
Onsite training and consulting are also available from the company. For more
or call (805) 685-1006.
Eiffel Software is a leading provider of Eiffel pure
object-oriented programming tools. Founded in 1985, Eiffel Software produces
proven tools and component libraries for business-critical and enterprise
software developments. Eiffel Software's products enable their customers to
output more and higher-quality software in less time than with any other
development tools. Its users span the globe, in industries ranging from large
financial institutions, technology manufacturing, government and defense
contractors, to health care providers and more.
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