Zero-Install Version available: evaluating EiffelStudio quicklyJanuary 17, 2014
Skip the downloading and installation part and get going in a matter of minutes.
Eiffel Software announced today the release of the Zero-Install Version for the latest release of the EiffelStudio 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.
There are great programming languages and software development tools out there, but they all have one thing in common – they take forever to install. Let’s face it. Not everyone likes fighting with the hardware, the operating system and all the various tasks involved in installing software. It is time consuming and frustrating.
The Zero-Install version of EiffelStudio gives those looking to evaluate it a chance to bypass all the tedious parts of getting a software system up and running. Interested users go directly to a version of EiffelStudio pre-installed on the cloud. There is a 5-day limit to the evaluation period and the Zero-Install version is only intended for developers looking to develop commercial applications. For hobbyists, students, open-source developers, and others looking to evaluate EiffelStudio, there are evaluation and open-source versions available on the EiffelStudio download site.
“In talking to customers and prospects, we think it’s a fair exchange,” says Greg Soulages, Head of Global Sales. “We give access to EiffelStudio almost instantly but limit it to a 5-day trial. Those who want more time can download and install the evaluation and open-source versions of EiffelStudio the traditional way. These versions have no expiration dates.”
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 development, automatic testing, void safety, parallel 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.