updated 10:20 am EDT, Thu July 5, 2007
MetaEdit+ 4.5 released
MetaCase has released MetaEdit+ 4.5, the company's domain-specific modeling environment for Mac OS X and Linux systems. The software aims to significantly increase overall productivity by providing a superior approach to effective software development. MetaEdit+ 4.5 makes defining modeling languages more convenient than previous releases, enabling developers to simultaneously define as well as use and test modeling languages while updating previously constructed models automatically. To aid developers during code generator definition, MetaEdit+ 4.5 adds generator syntax highlighting, validation, debugging, and traces generated code back to the modeling elements from which it originates. MetaEdit+ 4.5 is also more open with an improved SOAP Web Services-based API, as well as import and export support for models and DSL's in XML format. The software is priced from €1,000 to €9,500, with introductory licenses priced at €150. MetaEdit+ 4.5 requires Mac OS X 10.3.4 or later.