Lattix Introduces Lattix LDM for .NET

Award-winning software architecture management solution now available to manage .NET applications throughout lifecycle.

Boston, MA, August 12, 2006 --( Lattix Inc., the leading provider of innovative software architecture management solutions, today announced the release of its newest solution, Lattix LDM for .NET. With this unique solution, Lattix enables managers, architects and developers to visualize and maintain an architecture during .NET application development by delivering the power of Lightweight Dependency Models (LDMs) to formalize, communicate and control the architecture of .NET projects.

Lattix has pioneered an award-winning approach using system interdependencies to create an accurate blueprint of large, mission-critical software systems. Lattix LDM for .Net is the first commercial product to use a dependency structure matrix for a highly compact and scaleable representation of the entire system. With the LDM approach, architects and developers can analyze their architecture in detail, edit the structure to create what-if scenarios and then specify design rules to formalize and communicate that architecture to the entire development organization.

“With this release, Lattix now addresses the need for visualizing the architecture of complex .NET systems,” explains Neeraj Sangal, president and founder of Lattix. “Our customers who use .NET will now have the means to specify and test the architecture, detect violations during development and prevent further architectural erosion.”

Lattix LDM for .NET enables companies to improve and maintain quality, enhance testability, lower costs through more effective development, and manage risks by understanding the impact of proposed changes.

Lattix LDM for .NET provides unique capabilities:

* Map architecture to actual code: Developers can seamlessly go from the big picture to the detail. After selecting a subsystem, they can examine the code associated with its dependencies.

* Test architecture and detect architectural violations while coding: Maintaining the architecture during actual development helps prevent architectural erosion.

* Refactor architecture: Combining architectural remediation suggested by Lattix LDM for .NET with refactoring initiatives decouples subsystems, removes unwanted dependencies and renames subsystems so code organization reflects the intended architecture.

What is Different About the LDM Approach?
The new LDM approach offers distinct advantages over current methods:

Precise – The matrix representation leverages the system hierarchy to aggregate dependencies and provide a precise big-picture view. The LDM can be automatically synchronized with every build to identify changes and architectural violations. Developers can focus on their part of the system while maintaining the big picture.

Highly Scalable – The power of the hierarchy and the compact matrix representation enables the LDM to scale from hundreds to tens of thousands of classes. The Lattix LDM approach has been successfully applied to many large commercial systems in various industries, including financial services and telecommunications.

Easy to Adopt – Lattix LDM automatically extracts dependencies and builds the LDM within seconds, providing for rapid deployment at any time in the software lifecycle. Architectural patterns are easy to discover and enforce in the dependency structure matrix. 

Price & Availability
Lattix LDM for .NET is available immediately starting at $495 USD for the Professional Edition. A free evaluation license is also available for download from Lattix.

About Lattix
Lattix is the leader of software architecture management solutions that deliver higher software quality and lower risk throughout the application lifecycle. Lattix LDM provides a new lightweight approach of utilizing dependency models for automated analysis and enforcement of architectures. Lattix is located in Andover, MA. 


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