Wolfram Workbench 1.1

Wolfram Research has released Wolfram Workbench 1.1, the latest version of its integrated development environment (IDE) for Mathematica technologies. Built on Eclipse, Workbench is suitable for all stages of the development process, enabling programmers to build, debug, and deploy Mathematica applications more efficiently.

Now compatible with Mathematica 6, Workbench makes it easy to create programs that take advantage of Mathematica's interactivity, adaptive visualisation, and data integration.

Features include support for Mathematica development projects, a specialised Mathematica code editor, syntax colouring, error and warning reporting, debugging, profiling, unit testing, and support for gridMathematica and webMathematica.

Other features that have been added include the Migration Assistant to help users optimise their Mathematica 5.2 code for Mathematica 6; intelligent Mathematica expression and code-structure search; pattern find/replace for all Mathematica expressions; new user-definable code warnings and automatic error fixing; export wizards for instant project deployment, and extended testing system.

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