Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 Enhancements Improve Developer Productivity

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Oracle has introduced a new release of its developer tool suite Solaris Studio that enables developers to generate higher performing, more reliable, and secure applications faster.

Solaris Studio 12.4 – Oracle’s C, C++ and Fortran development environment for Oracle systems - provides a complete software development environment for building enterprise applications for deployment on Oracle SolarisOracle Linux, and other Linux–based systems.

“Oracle Solaris Studio engineers work closely with the Oracle Solaris and SPARC design teams to ensure the compilers generate the best possible code for Oracle servers,” said Don Kretsch, senior director, Software Development, Oracle. “The new analysis tools in Solaris Studio 12.4 offer features typically found in expensive third-party products and give developers the ability to create fast, reliable code.”

The new release includes support for C++ 2011, an update to the C++ programming language standard. It also has enhanced support for Boost libraries and provides compatibility with GCC shared libraries, making it easy to deliver feature-rich, portable applications.

With this release, the Oracle Solaris Studio Performance Analyzer has been redesigned, giving developers greater insight into application performance. New features include intuitive data organization, timeline visualization, code navigation, versatile data filtering, remote data analysis, and cross-architecture support to increase developer efficiency.

In addition, the Oracle Solaris Studio Code Analyzer protects applications from coding vulnerabilities, including memory leaks and memory access issues. It enables fast identification of common coding errors and includes patented technology that ranks untested functions, helping increase overall code coverage and ensure application reliability.

Oracle Solaris Studio compilers support code generation for the latest generation of processors, including Oracle’s SPARC M6 and T5 systems, Fujitsu M10 systems, and Intel Haswell-based systems, and deliver up to 4.8x greater performance compared to open source alternatives on industry standard benchmarks, according to Oracle.

Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 is free to download from the Oracle Technology Network site.