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9 <h1>Online Eiffel documentation</h1>
10
11
12 <p>
13 Congratulations for installing ISE Eiffel 5, featuring <a href="tools/eiffelstudio/index.html">EiffelStudio</a>,
14 the full-lifecycle environment
15 for quality software development, based on the
16 most advanced version of object technology and
17 the concepts of Design by Contract&#153;.
18
19 <p>
20 ISE Eiffel 5 is available on many platforms and is one of the
21 first development environments to take advantage of the Microsoft
22 .NET framework.
23
24 <p>
25 ISE Eiffel 5 comes with extensive online documentation. Please take
26 the time to read up on Eiffel and the <a href="tools/eiffelstudio/index.html">EiffelStudio</a> environment to make
27 the best possible use of the environment.
28 <p>
29 Here is your roadmap to Eiffel documentation.
30
31 <p>
32 &nbsp;<h2>
33 Release notes</h2>
34 <p>
35 You will find out <a href="tools/eiffelstudio/reference/02_what_s_new/Eiffel53.html">here</a>
36 what's new in this release.<h2>General documentation</h2>
37
38 Make sure to read the introductory documentation,
39 which includes:
40 <ul>
41 <li>Two presentations of the Eiffel method and language, one short
42 (<a href="general/guided_tour/language/invitation-00.html">"an invitation to Eiffel"</a>)
43 and the other a <a href="general/guided_tour/language/tutorial-00.html">detailed
44 tutorial</a>.
45
46 </li>
47 <li>An in-depth, step-by-step <a href="general/guided_tour/environment/index.html">Guided Tour of EiffelStudio</a>.
48 Highly recommended to master the environment's powerful tools
49 for analysis, design, implementation, browsing, incremental compilation
50 (the Melting Ice&#153; technology), debugging, documentation, HTML
51 generation, metrics, cross-generation of C packages etc.
52
53 </li>
54 <li>Complementary documents: <a href="general/guided_tour/other/why_eiffel.html">"Why your next project should use Eiffel"</a>
55 and the <a href="general/guided_tour/other/one_minute.html">"1-minute summary"</a> (to show your boss!).
56
57 </li>
58 </ul>
59
60 <p class="nn-first">
61 You will find the introductory documentation <a href="general/guided_tour/index.html">here</a>.
62
63 <h2>Environment documentation</h2>
64 <p class="nn-first">
65 <a href="tools/eiffelstudio/index.html">EiffelStudio</a> is the centerpiece of ISE Eiffel 5, your friendly
66 environment for conceptualizing, analyzing, designing, producing,
67 documenting, debugging, exploring, measuring and maintaining systems.
68 You will find <a href="tools/eiffelstudio/index.html">EiffelStudio</a> documentation <a href="tools/eiffelstudio/index.html">here</a>.
69
70 <h2>Library documentation</h2>
71 <p class="nn-first">
72 ISE Eiffel is all about reuse. Thousands of reusable components
73 help you develop your applications by standing on the shoulders
74 of previous developers. Here is the documentation on the principal
75 libraries:
76 <ul>
77 <li><a href="libraries/base/index.html">EiffelBase</a>: ISE's acclaimed open-source library
78 covering the fundamental algorithms and data structures of
79 computing science.
80
81 </li>
82 <li><a href="libraries/vision2/index.html">EiffelVision 2</a>: the extensive multi-platform graphical
83 library for producing modern GUI applications that will run on
84 Windows as well as Unix, Linux, VMS and other X-based platforms.
85
86 </li>
87 <li><a href="libraries/wel/index.html">WEL (Windows Eiffel Library)</a>: powerful graphical
88 library for Windows platforms.
89
90 </li>
91 <li><a href="libraries/com/index.html">EiffelCOM</a>: your tool of choice
92 for building and using Microsoft COM components.
93 See also <a href="tools/wizards/com/index.html">EiffelCOM Wizard</a>.
94
95 </li>
96 <li><a href="libraries/net/index.html">EiffelNet</a>: the client-server library for exchanging
97 object structures across the network, between identical or different
98 machine architectures.
99
100 </li>
101 <li><a href="libraries/time/index.html">EiffelTime</a>: time and date library.
102
103 </li>
104 <li><a href="libraries/store/index.html">EiffelStore</a>: object-relational database interface library.
105
106 </li>
107 <li>
108 <a href="libraries/thread/index.html">EiffelThreads</a>: multi-threading library.
109
110 </li>
111 <li><a href="libraries/eiffel2java/index.html">Eiffel2Java</a>: Java interface library.
112
113 </li>
114 <li><a href="libraries/web/index.html">EiffelWeb</a>: Web interface library with support for
115 easy development of CGI scripts in Eiffel.
116
117 </li>
118 <li><a href="libraries/lex/index.html">EiffelLex and EiffelParse</a>: lexical analysis and parsing libraries.
119
120 </li>
121 </ul>
122
123 <h2>Documentation on other tools</h2>
124 <p class="nn-first">
125 See also the documentation on the following tools of ISE Eiffel 5:
126
127 <ul>
128 <li><a href="tools/wizards/com/index.html">EiffelCOM Wizard</a>: generates a COM client
129 or server application, taking care of all the details.
130
131 </li>
132 <li><a href="tools/eiffelbuild/index.html">EiffelBuild</a>: a GUI builder for the <a href="libraries/vision2/index.html">EiffelVision 2</a> library.</li>
133 </ul>
134
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