ANNOUNCE: SourceStyler C++ 1.0 Released
Ochre Software announces first public release of SourceStyler C++
SYDNEY, Australia - September 18, 2001
Ochre Software today announced SourceStyler C++ - a powerful
new productivity tool for C++ developers that provides complete
control over the formatting and layout of C++ source code.
Company founder Alison Boyce, said
"Software developers lose too much time picking through source
code written in a variety of styles. Developers are working every
day with code from a myriad of sources - the Internet, code
generators, the programmer who came before and the other
programmers on the team. SourceStyler lightens this burden by
presenting all code in the developer's preferred style,
regardless of it's origins."
In an industry where there is constant turnover of programmers,
where work occurs in teams and where maintenance is an ongoing
issue, it is important to have a tool which provides a common
standard for maintenance and new development. Ochre Software
recognized that despite the widespread use of C++ as a
development language, there was still a relative scarcity of
solid source code management tools.
"After working for years in corporate development environments,
I was frustrated by working on teams where differences in
individual coding style blocked the efficiency of the team as a
whole. Tools like SourceStyler make a tremendous difference to
the productivity of individual programmers."
said co-founder Neil MacIntosh.
Studies by psychologists have confirmed these experiences and the
importance of consistent coding styles for increased productivity.
American researchers Elliot Soloway and Kate Ehrlich, in a study
published by IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, found that
consistently formatted code is easier to understand and remember:
"It is not merely a matter of aesthetics that programs should
be written in a particular style. Programmers have strong
expectations about what programs should look like, and when those
expectations are violated - in seemingly innocuous ways - their
performance drops drastically".
* over 75 individual formatting options
* 7 predefined formatting schemes
* unlimited ability to create user-defined formatting schemes
* complete support for ANSI C++ through a powerful C++ parser
* a convenient graphical interface for configuration and operation
* a real time preview facility for formatting schemes
* automated formatting on trigger events (open, close...)
* integration with Microsoft Visual Studio
* a command line interface for use in scripts
SourceStyler C++ is currently available for Windows with Solaris
and Linux versions under development. It provides a standalone
client as well as integration with Microsoft Visual Studio.
A fully functional free trial can be downloaded from the Ochre
Software Website at http://www.ochre.com.au or via anonymous FTP
Ochre Software Pty. Ltd.
Phone: +61 2 9460 4321
Fax: +61 2 9460 4323
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