Who Uses This Software?

Companies or developers developing software internally or externally and throughout various industry verticals, especially for large and complex projects.


Average Ratings

13 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
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  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Eiffel Software
  • www.eiffel.com

About EiffelStudio

Eiffel Software is recognized as the thought leader in making software projects predictable and controllable. EiffelStudio, the companys flagship product and Integrated Development Environment (IDE), has a comprehensive suite of tools and services that enable programmers to produce correct, reliable, and maintainable software and control the development process. Since 1985, we have crafted solutions to the industrys most challenging areas: bug prevention, code reuse, testing ...


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EiffelStudio Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Code Refactoring
  • Code-free Development
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Data Modeling
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Mobile Development
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Web App Development

EiffelStudio Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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EiffelStudio your pal and lifesaver

Sep 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The tool is always helping you to create results very quickly. We always say, 'The compiler is your friend' and that really counts for the Eiffel compiler. I can state from experience, that if the software is compiled it runs, very stable and robust, while the software always benefits from the high quality Eiffel architecture and underlying method, which are integrated in this tool. When you think in ideas which were described in the book Object Oriented Software Construction, in my opinion Eiffel and EiffelStudio is the only one environment that is able to meet those standards.

I worked with a lot of other tools and languages, like Visual C++, Visual Studio C#/.NET, Borland Delphi, VisualStudio Code with TypeScript, SCADE with Swift, compared with those environments I find EiffelStudio stand out, to be able to create high quality software with which it is easier, compared to other ones, to create reusable and extendable software components or even frameworks.

Always remember, that even in environments with the highest demands EiffelStudio is a lifesafer, people who have been there know what I mean.

Cons: It seems to be a bit off, regarding to modern tooling, to support the modern software development process. No integration with version management. While focusing on reusability and extendability, there is also no support for configuration management. This a a daunting task to deal with in the real world of containerized applications, having a lot of small software products running in a solution and managing this from a software perspective.

Overall: We are using it in a company for the processing of financial transactions where we heavily rely on the internet. With the use of the Eiffel Web framework and the outstanding support of Eiffel software we have been able to make our vision become true. Each year there are two updates of EiffelStudio. While the Eiffel team is not as huge as compared with other big companies or communities, they still are able to add highly sophisticated techniques into the EiffelStudio environment coming from their academic sources, think about void safeness and SCOOP. I also use Eiffel for my own framework, based on interesting theories about event driven architectures. So if you are in for a real understanding of software and not afraid of a higher level of thinking, this environment is great and you will live with the flaws that are always there in any environment.

Capterra loader

Hands Down Best

Sep 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Navigation of the object model in a system is the best I have ever encountered. The IDE's ability to do this is thanks to the Eiffel Method and Language. There are no ambiguities to object references. I cannot recall the last time I used a text search to locate properties (attributes) or methods (routines). This means I spend less time searching and more time designing, coding, implementing, testing, and producing.

The built-in tools for testing (Auto Test) are second to none! When coupled with Design by Contract assertions, the Auto Test tool is the fastest way to design and implement as I go-where I write tests to confirm my design immediately as I write the code. Moreover, I create "negative" tests easily, where I am looking to answer the question, "Can I break this and make it fail?" Doing so takes me miles towards bullet-proof code that I can trust the first time.

The built-in code inspection tool is almost as important as the compiler itself, which is (by far) the best in the industry. It's like having a 30 year veteran sitting on my shoulder offering advice about my code. The rules that control this "expert system" are not only expanding and getting better, but I can tweak them and even add my own.

Multiple views of my code text is amazing.

The debugger is the finest ever.

Love the memory analysis tools for finding and plugging memory leaks.

The code execution profiling system is excellent for quickly locating and resolving code implementations that are slow.

Cons: One "con" I can think of is that I need more information on arguments and locals. However-the AST data of the compiler is the best in the business and so creating these tools is easily within reach and I have made these suggestions to Eiffel Software. They are actively working to improve the IDE and I am sure the community ideas along these lines have not gone unnoticed.

The other "con" is that the IDE does not yet support web and mobile based software development as well as it ought to. However, I am betting (again) the Eiffel Software has something in the works to help its web and mobile developers as time moves along. The development of the EWF (Eiffel Web Framework) is already moving us along towards this ultimate goal, but we're not quite where we want to be yet. For example: We need the editor to become HTML and JavaScript friendly as well as XML and JSON friendly too.

Overall: I prefer Eiffel Studio to any other IDE I have ever used. Period!

EiffelStudio 8.7

Sep 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: What I like most, and have grown to rely on, is EiffelStudio's support for the full breadth of object-oriented development, from modelling to compilation to debugging. The IDE is easy enough for newbies, and rich enough for long-time users like myself. It lets me work with a system, and the Eiffel environment, the way that I think, without making me dumb-down the model to fit the tool.

Cons: That's a tough one, but because I am required to say something, I'd say that I'd prefer to see a more obvious choice of concurrency models (the default is SCOOP; great model, but not necessary for a lot of simple experiments).

Overall: EiffelStudio supports the Eiffel language and environment, but goes well beyond that, and sometimes it helps for us users to step back and think about it (as this review is causing me to do). EiffelStudio supports the Eiffel model of software development (that model is independent of, but supported by the Eiffel language). It's easy to use, but achieves that easiness without compromising its richness. Real object-oriented design involves rich structures and relationships. Too many IDEs offer little more than syntax coloring; neither promoting good practices nor supporting its practitioners. This is where EiffelStudio sets itself apart from other language tools and IDEs. Some might argue that its support of Eiffel dictates its functionality, and that is true to an extent, but one need only look at how poorly other tools support the practices and expressiveness of the languages they support to see that EiffelStudio sets the bar a lot higher.

I cannot always get to use Eiffel for the products I build, but I always think first in Eiffel, and use EiffelStudio to model the problem, and the solution, whether it's a trivial app for my own amusement, or large-scale commercial work. With Eiffel and EiffelStudio, I have the luxury of working at the model level, checking my assumptions, implementing my logic and assertions, and compiling the whole lot into a working application. The net savings in time, and errors, more than makes up for any up-front investment.

Capterra loader

Formally first-rate, lacking some practical software development features

Sep 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: EiffelStudio functionality follows Eiffel the language, which is significantly more advanced than other OO languages as Java 8, C#.Net 4+ etc. It is thus simpler to use than more complex IDEs such as IntelliJ, which has sophisticated instrumentation to detect e.g. inheritance lineage of features that in Eiffel is easy to show. ES is easy to use and enables the whole class system to be investigated in a fully rigorous way.

The incremental compilation generally works well, with some hiccups when drastic changes to the software are made.

Cons: As of 2018 it lacks several features for application development that should be built-in by now, including:

* a built-in i18n error/info message system (we built our own years ago)

* a more sophisticated icon management system (we built our own)

* a logical controls layer on top of Eiffel Vision 2 (we built our own)

* a application built-in installer builder for the 3 main platforms

* built-in splash screen builder / tools / lib

* tools for creating apps that can be live-updated by the user

* built-in resources / .cfg system for applications

* tool support for building docking UI in applications

* the drawing tool is not really usable

* no integration with TypeScript or other similar modern web app development frameworks.

A serious problem is the inability to build self-standing form of an application for easy installation on the Mac. Currently, the Mac form relies on GTK2, and large extra installs that are unfamiliar to non-technical users (which is most of our users).

Overall: Our main application is a free open source tool for domain modelling, built in Eiffel. it probably has about half the number of lines of code compared to if we had done it in Java, but on the other hand, we had to build the whole UI from a low level, whereas modern app development can make use of significant app building frameworks. However, the back-end, consisting of multiple parsers, compilers and reasoners was efficient to write in Eiffel compared to any other language currently available.

"State of the art" software development environment

Sep 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: - "State of the art" programming technology in the area of "Strongly Typed Object-Oriented Programming languages"

- Supports advanced technologies such as: Design by Contract, High-level concurrency, Void-Safety

- Thanks to s Design by Contract and the AutoTest feature of EiffelStudio advanced manual, semi-automatic and automatic software testing possible

- Browsing feature of EiffelStudio is excellent and to my knowledge non-existant in any other language and Development Environment

- Seamless development (Business Object Notation BON) and and round-trip engineering is supported quite good (analysis, desing, implementation)

- Very elegant and reliable reusable compoments (libraries)

Cons: Support of some platform-specific technologies such as UWP of Windows 10

Overall: Eiffel is the right language and EiffelStudio the right IDE (integrated development environment) if you want to develop state of the art, reliable and correct software systems.

Capterra loader

Game Development with EiffelStudio

Sep 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Incredibly clean/logical language design, garbage collection, true multiple inheritance, object oriented with Design by Contract has allowed me to develop with Eiffelstudio since 1999 with relative speed and ease. With a comparable execution speed to a similar project implemented in C, there really hasn't been any downsides to using Eiffelstudio for game development over the years.

Cons: Limited 3rd party libraries and especially game development libraries can slow things down from time to time. However with the recent additions of SDL library wrappers in the open source community, accelerated 2D and 3D development is now a very nice option when using Eiffelstudio.

My review of EiffelStudio

Sep 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: - Eiffel is a very powerful, very robust and very elegant language.

- Eiffel have a lots of revolutionary language concept like SCOOP and Void safety.

- EiffelStudio is an extremely well IDE for Eiffel editing.

- Lots of language feature included: Editing, automatic documentation, testing framework, metric framework, etc.

- Open source

- Lots of very well made library

Cons: - EiffelStudio worst part is that it miss feature. Sadly, in 2018, people are more interested in feature than in the language quality.

- Very small community making it hard to find examples and tutorial on the web.

Overall: Since the moment that I discover Eiffel, I never end to like it. It is amazing to see how much they fixed some extremely old and important languages problem (multithreading conflicts, Null pointer dereferencing, etc.) in a very elegant manners.

Capterra loader

Why I use Eiffel Studio for my Business Critical Systems

Sep 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like the stability and long term focus of both the development environment. It has a clear strategy based on producing quality software and supports the developer in doing it.

Cons: I am not able to use it for creating the front end code of my web applications. I still need to write some Javascript code to complete it even if I try to minimize the amount of Javascript code. I am looking forward to an implementation of Eiffel to web assembly that might solve this in the future.

Overall: During the summer I have made a web application integrated with a graph database. I have done similar solutions with other techniques and tools and like the clean and maintainable result of the Eiffel Studio tools, libraries and frameworks.

Eiffel is an excellent programming language and also a software design language

Sep 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Good for implementation and design

Design by Contract

Elegant multiple inheritance

Agents and functional programming constructs

BON/UML diagrams

Efficient Code

Cons: Lack of some libraries

Lack of some documentation

Overall: I am a professor at a university and use the Eiffel method to teach software design at the senior level

Great tool

Sep 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Browsing facilities

Incremental compilation

Cons: Compilation could be made faster

Refactoring facilities need to be extended.

EiffelStudio IDE

Sep 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Integrates all phases of software development: analysis, design, development, testing, verification. It makes the programming in Eiffel experience smooth and enjoyable. It has some very cool features like the verification that certain software properties hold.

Cons: It's monolithic, not modular, and linked to one compiler. It does not appear to have a plugin architecture. Updates are not incremental.

Capterra loader

old powerhouse

Sep 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: incremental compilation is saving lots of time and is working most of the time.

Cons: Autotest is sometimes broken. Missing GUI builder.

Overall: The CLI compiler is second best to none. ECF file configuration frontend.

ES

Sep 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Clean and lean IDE. I like its performance and features.

Cons: Annoying in the code editor which loses focus while editing after "consuting intellisense code hints"