AgileJ Ltd, creators of AgileJ Structureviews, are hoping that their new Version 1.8.0 will prompt Java developers to rethink the benefits of visualization software.
Agile J StructureViews, an app used by programmers to turn their projects into architectural diagrams, is dedicated to speeding up tasks which consume the majority of programmer hours.
The apps aims to figure out what is already there, how it fits together and how best to take it forwards.
But software project visualization has become inextricably linked in the minds of software engineers with now largely obsolete methods of creating software. 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.
AgileJ are hoping that version 1.8.0 will prompt software developers to think again about the benefits of visualizing software projects. They claim 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.
According to AgileJ Founder Paul Wells, “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.”