Alameda, Calif.--Aug. 25, 1997--Wind River Systems Inc. (Alameda, Calif.) and Objective Software Technology (OST) introduced Look! for Tornado, the first dynamic visualization tool for graphically exploring embedded and real-time C++ programs while they execute. Based on OST's award-winning Look! for the traditional C++ programming market, Look! for Tornado enables embedded developers to see and debug C++ applications as they were originally designed as a world of interacting objects.
With Look! for Tornado, the time needed to debug object-oriented applications is shortened because relationships can be viewed and validated at run-time. Look! for Tornado shows C++ as it works, revealing crucial information about application structure and dynamic behavior. It clearly illustrates the effect of each line of code on the application's performance.
Look! for Tornado provides multiple, animated views of the structure and behavior of executing C++ applications. It graphically displays the objects which exist, their interrelationships (reference and creation), and interobject communication, while it statically filters classes, functions, or modules that are not of interest. All of the run-time graphical views are synchronized with a source level debugger and provide point and click access to the application details. Look! for Tornado also provides common static views such as class inheritance hierarchies. Both the dynamic and static views enable developers to more quickly review and debug applications.
Look! for Tornado is available for Unix, Windows 95, and Windows NT host platforms and more than a dozen target processor families. Tornado seamlessly integrates powerful development tools and VxWorks, a scalable real-time operating system. Completely open and customizable, Tornado also facilitates the use of third-party and customer-developed tools to enhance its capabilities and meet unique customer requirements.
Look! for Tornado will be available from Wind River Systems for Unix and Windows (NT and 95) in the third quarter of 1997.
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