eDeveloper 10 Enters Final Stages of Testing
Published: March 14, 2006
by Alex Woodie
Magic Software yesterday announced that the new version of its development tool for OS/400 and other platforms, eDeveloper version 10, will begin shipping March 30, with general availability arriving June 30. Magic made the announcement from the CeBIT conference currently underway in Germany.
eDeveloper 10, a fourth-generation development language used predominantly for iSeries and Windows platforms, will be primarily focused on improving the development of applications in a service orientated architecture (SOA). As such, it will include a new Composite Resource Repository (CRR) and feature new wizards that help users create components such as Web services, DLL, and stored procedures.
Magic eDeveloper is "one of the most significant products" ever launched by Magic, according to David Assia, chairman and acting CEO of Magic Software Enterprises, adding that it delivers "state-of-the-art technology to enable the company to lead the world in this market."
Magic will begin delivering eDeveloper 10 in a controlled release "Ramp-up" program March 30. Following an additional 90 days of testing in the Ramp-up program, the product should be ready for general release, the company says.
The new development environment has been in development for many months, and its delivery has been delayed several times. Last October, the company said it would be available in January (see "Web Services and SOA Isn't Just Hype--It's Real, Magic Says").