EiffelStudio 7.2 released

February 15, 2013

Focus on Unicode for global software in a global world.

Eiffel Software announced today the release of EiffelStudio 7.2, the latest version of its Integrated Development Environment (IDE). EiffelStudio is a comprehensive suite of tools that enables programmers to produce correct, reliable, and maintainable software systems while keeping control of the development process. The latest release adds the possibility to produce Unicode applications with EiffelStudio.

Unicode, defined and standardized, by the Unicode Consortium enables people to use computers in any language and form the foundation for software internalization in all major operating systems, search engines, applications, and the Web. It is therefore a must for every software vendor to play by the rules of Unicode to best serve their customers worldwide.

“Making sure that with EiffelStudio developers have all the tools and features they need to produce applications for a global market place has been the company’s goal for over a quarter of a century,” says Emmanuel Stapf, Head of Engineering.  “Our customers have praised us for this advantage and we are pleased to see that the market is evolving in that direction.  With EiffelStudio 7.2 and the improvements we have made, our customers can produce Unicode applications and they can produce them quickly. There is no performance penalty for producing Unicode software”.

To use Unicode and Eiffel, 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.