With the release of Version 1.8.0, AgileJ StructureViews are hoping that this version will prompt software developers to think again about the benefits of visualizing software projects.
Founder of AgileJ Ltd in the UK, Paul Wells, says the practice of creating pictures from software source code has mostly been abandoned by practitioners because the tools were too slow, awkward to use and the results provided little clarification.
Wells claims that the downward trend has now been reversed and all Java programmers using the Eclipse integrated development environment can reap significant gains in quality and productivity by browsing pictures of their work.
“Version 1.8.0 of AgileJ StructureViews puts powerful software project visualization into the hands of millions of Java programmers who find themselves wrestling to gain familiarity with inherited projects in various states of maturity,” says Wells.
AgileJ say they are dedicated to speeding up those tasks which consumes the majority of programmer hours – namely, figuring out what is already there, how it fits together and how best to take it forwards.