Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) February 3, 2006
Headway Software today announced the first release of Structure101™ for Java, a brand new product line building on the ideas of our Crossroads A-List award-winning Headway Review. Structure101, for the first time, makes it easy for users to see and understand how their software is really constructed.
“It’s a very simple concept – if the structure is not right, you have no foundation for extensibility and maintainability,” said Chris Chedgey, Headway Software’s CTO. With survey after survey showing software maintenance costs exceeding 60% of total software budgets, it is Headway Software’s goal to improve market awareness of the value of good software structure.
The concept of software structure and how to measure it has been around for some time – Bob Martin, Martin Fowler, and John Lakos, amongst others. The products have been there too – SmallWorlds, SA4J, Lattix, Klocwork, even Headway Review. But now with Structure101 the next generation of structural analysis and measurement tools has arrived, designed specifically for ease-of-use, simplicity, scalability and wider market-adoption.
“Point Structure101 at your code and within seconds, you can see where those architectural skeletons lie,” added Chedgey.
“I downloaded Structure101 a few days ago and used it to analyze complex applications that I am working on. I found the tool very intuitive, easy to use and insightful. The folks at Headway Software did an awesome job,” said Alex Iskold, Chief Software Architect, DataSynapse, and co-creator of SA4J/SmallWorlds.
“The value of good software structure is self-evident. But before seeing Structure101 I was unaware of any simple and efficient means to understand, measure and control it,” said Paddy Benson, Director of Engineering at Prime Carrier, a leading provider of software solutions for the wholesale and retail telecommunications market.
Structure101 for Java features include: view dependencies at any level; detect, measure and report excessive structural complexity; different hierarchies and auto-partitioning of graphs.
Structure101 is currently available for Java on Windows and Linux and is priced at $499 per user. Support for C and C++ will be added shortly. The Structure101 Tracker is scheduled for release in the second quarter, adding the ability to store and trend codebase snapshots and to do structural differencing between them.
Headway Software is the first independent software vendor to focus purely on software structure. Based in Ireland and France, Headway Software is independently owned and operated. Customers include Australian Department of Defense, Canadian Department of Defense, US Navy, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, NASA, European Space Agency, Thales, EMC, Intel, Delta Airlines, IONA, Eloan, Credit Suisse, and Wells Fargo.
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