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Altova Adds Support for C# 4.0, Visual Studio 2010 in UModel Version 2010 Release 3

8 June 2010 No Comment

BEVERLY, Mass., June 7, 2010 – Altova® creator of XMLSpy®, the industry leading XML editor recently announced support for C# 4.0 in the latest release of its UML tool, UModel® Version 2010 Release 3 (v2010r3). UModel is the first full-featured UML 2 tool to provide support for C# 4.0, the latest version of the programming language. UModel 2010r3 also delivers seamless integration with Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 as well as enhanced diagramming options, including support for protocol state machine diagrams.

“It is important that software development teams recognize the advantages of adopting software modeling as part of their development process. Clearly defining project requirements and improving communication between developers and other project stakeholders who are not programmers can result in fewer errors that are difficult, time-consuming, and expensive to resolve when they are discovered later,” said Alexander Falk, President and CEO for Altova. “Since the initial release of UModel in 2005, we’ve continued to add key functionality to our UML tool with support for standards like SysML and Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), and this release is no different. In Version 2010 Release 3 we’ve built upon UModel’s powerful code generation and reverse engineering capabilities by adding support for C# 4.0, making UModel the first full-featured UML tool that can generate code in C# 4.0 projects and reverse-engineer C# 4.0 code to create UML models.”

Several new features have been added in Version 2010 Release 3, including:
* Support for C# 4.0 – Altova’s UML tool now supports C# 4.0, the latest version of the C# programming language that was released by Microsoft along with Visual Studio 2010.
* Integration with Visual Studio 2010 – Support for integration with Visual Studio in UModel has been updated to include Visual Studio 2010 (versions 2005 and 2008 are also supported). Users can access advanced UML modeling functionality with support for all 14 UML 2 diagrams, SysML modeling, and business process modeling within the Visual Studio development environment. Automatic, real-time synchronization between the UModel project and source code provides the most up-to-date project status, allowing users to refer to and work in either the UML software model or the source code editor. The integration module for Visual Studio 2010 is a no-charge optional component for UModel 2010r3 Enterprise Edition.
* Support for Protocol State Machine Diagrams – UModel 2010r3 adds support for protocol state machine diagrams as a new diagram type, including a new specialized diagram toolbar. A subset of state machine diagrams, protocol state machines are used to describe complex protocols, such as database access through a specific interface, or communication protocols such as TCP/IP.
* Numerous Enhanced Diagram Options

A complete list of all the new features added to Altova UModel 2010r3 and the MissionKit®, Altova’s integrated suite of XML, database, and UML tools, is available at http://www.altova.com/whatsnew.html

To download a 30-day free trial of Altova UModel or any Altova product visit http://www.altova.com/download.html

Availability and Pricing

Altova UModel 2010r3 is available for purchase in the Altova Online Shop with 7 prices starting at $149 (USD). For optimum savings, customers can choose the Altova MissionKit®, an integrated suite of XML, database, and UML tools, which includes up to eight Altova products for less than the price of two. Altova recommends the purchase of its Support and Maintenance Package (SMP) with all software purchases.

About Altova

Altova® is the creator of XMLSpy® and other leading XML, database, and UML tools. A key player in the software tools industry and the leader in XML development tools, Altova is the choice of over 3 million clients worldwide, including 91 percent of the Fortune 500. An innovative, customer-focused company, Altova offers a product line that fulfills a broad spectrum of business needs for development teams in the world’s largest organizations to growing one-person shops. An active member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Object Management Group (OMG), Altova is committed to delivering standards-based, platform-independent solutions that are powerful, affordable, and easy–to-use. Founded in 1992, Altova is headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts and Vienna, Austria. Visit Altova on the Web at http://www.altova.com

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