EiffelStudio 5.7 released

The new release implements 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.”

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 following platforms:

•  Windows Classic, .NET, and 64 bits
•  Linux, Linux PPC and 64 bits
•  FreeBSD
•  Solaris 10 on Sparc, Sparc 64, and x86
•  SGI Irix
•  VMS, Embedded …

Eiffelstudio 5.7 comes with dual licensing. Users can decide between the Commercial License or the Open-Source license of the environment.

“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.”

To get started, download EiffelStudio.

EiffelStudio is based on the Eiffel programming language, the most extensive implementation of O-O concepts, standardized through ECMA and the International Standards Organization. Its core concepts, native only to Eiffel, such as Design by Contract™seamless developmentautomatic testingvoid safetyparallel programming, and modelling facilities allow developers to write predictable and controllable applications that are easy to maintain. EiffelStudio, which received the prestigious ACM Software Systems Award, is used by developers and design-team leaders in challenging enterprise environments in all areas of software development such as finance, health, defense ….With EiffelStudio, the applications they build run flawlessly 24×7, 365 days a year.