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Lattix Adds Visual Studio Support

Lattix has released version 5.5 of its archtectual management tool that helps architects, developers, and managers identify issues, re-engineer, and measure the quality of complex software systems. In addition to a new API, Lattix 5.5 has upgraded its integrations with Microsoft Visual Studio, Klocwork, GraphViz, and Pajek.

"The new API enables our users to customize Lattix to fit seamlessly in their development environment," explains Lattix's Neeraj Sangal. "With a number of scripts already available from Lattix, our customers can now create more precise models and achieve better results through higher utilization."

Users can now write their own Groovy scripts to manipulate and query a Lattix project, or change an existing script to meet their requirements. The Scripts Repository in the Lattix KnowledgeBase provides access to scripts such as those which:

  • Enable integration with build systems for change impact analysis
  • Display a variety of network diagrams using GraphViz
  • Generate a list of dependency paths between two elements

The integration with Visual Studio enables the source code for a selected dependency or element definition to be displayed in Visual Studio. With Lattix LDC, it is possible to automatically update the Lattix project with source file and line number information as part of the Visual Studio build process.

Lattix 5.5 supports XMI and IBM Rational Rhapsody models; Ada, C/C++, Java, .NET, and Pascal languages; Oracle, SQL Server, and Sybase databases; and Spring and Hibernate frameworks. Lattix 5.5 also provides support for full web-based reporting of architectural metrics, violations, and incremental changes.

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