February 9, 2007

Gentleware Releases 'Apollo for Eclipse' 1.1

Elizabeth Grass writes "New features and enhancements increase productivity, speed,
and stability for agile developers using the modeling tool with
UML as well as domain specific languages.

Hamburg, Germany - February 8, 2007 --
Gentleware AG, a leader in innovative visual modeling
technologies, has released version 1.1 of Apollo for
Eclipse, a modeling tool aimed at agile developers who want
to flexibly combine the advantages of visual modeling using UML
(Unified Modeling Language) with programming in Java. Well-
considered productivity and usability features along with
increases in stability and scalability highlight the newest

One of the most compelling additions is the new inline code
editor, which integrates designing and coding directly into the
diagram editor. A double-click on the graphic representation of
a diagram element opens a code editor immediately within the
diagram, providing instant access to the relevant code. The
resulting boost to developer productivity is dramatic.

Additional changes to the user experience have all been
designed to further speed up development, with features such as
new navigation options between parent and child elements and
rapid buttons for even faster diagram creation.

Gentleware debuted the new features at the OOP 2007
conference, held in January in Munich, Germany. The release was
met with overwhelming praise and excitement from the numerous
conference attendees who previewed the release at the Gentleware
booth. Dr. Marko Boger was similarly pleased with the reaction,
"The OOP is one of our favorite events of the year because it
gives us the opportunity to conduct in-depth exchanges with our
core customer base, and we use this feedback to create tools that
address their exact needs. To receive so much praise from our
visitors reinforces our confidence in our design decisions and
reaffirms our role as a leading modeling tool producer."

Apollo for Eclipse further stands out from the competition
because it is the first commercial UML 2.1 modeling tool that is
based on the open source technology developed by the Eclipse
Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) project. The UML 2.1 profile
mechanism and the Eclipse framework allow it to be customized and
extended for domain-specific languages (DSLs), thus making it
ideal for model-driven software development (MDSD).


About Gentleware
Gentleware AG is an established authority in modeling and
provides its expertise to create business value from models.
Gentleware’s products have reached millions of users worldwide
and its services have advanced thousands of IT companies. The
product line Poseidon for UML is specifically built for analysis
and design in software development. The product line Apollo for
Eclipse addresses the modeling needs of programmers and

Gentleware’s services enable its clients to transpose concepts
from model to business. Services include custom tools, training
and coaching in modeling, model transformation, and code and
documentation generation. At its core, Gentleware synthesizes
leading edge open source with custom-built code to create

Started in 2000, the company is led by founder and CEO Dr.
Marko Boger, who previously was the long-term driving strength
behind the open source project ArgoUML. Gentleware is a
contributor to the UML 2 and SysML standards of the OMG and is a
member of the Eclipse Foundation.

About Apollo for Eclipse
Apollo for Eclipse is a robust and flexible modeling extension to
Eclipse for developers and programmers to dynamically create and
edit models alongside code. Fully synchronized roundtrip
engineering for Java 5 and UML 2.1 provide insights into existing
code, quality documentation and an exemplary means to draft and
refine code. It is the first UML extension for Eclipse based on
GMF, EMF and UML 2, and seamlessly integrates into the IDE. It is
available as an RCP stand-alone tool or as an Eclipse 3.2 plug-in

Gentleware AG
Dr. Marko Boger
Ludwigstr. 12
20357 Hamburg
Direct: +49 - 40 - 39 99 12 52
Tel: +49 - 40 - 24 42 53 30
Fax: +49 - 40 - 24 42 53 31



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