Universal Report Professional
UNIVERSAL REPORT is a generic code analysis and documentation tool. Its
goal is to easily analyse and generate a structured and highly formatted
overview of a given set of program codes. Universal Report is not focused
on a specific programming language (will run with codes in Basic, C, C++,
COBOL, Fortran, Java, Matlab, Pascal, Visual Basic, Borland C++ Builder,
Delphi, Kylix, Visual C++, Visual Basic .Net, Visual C#, Visual J++, etc....),
and you can get reports in several common formats (text, latex, html)
and languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian).
The universality is due to powerful heuristics that use programming languages
intersection as well as possible, and examine further specific points.
The tool is parameterizable both in the behavior point of view and the
quality of the outputs. Moreover, some additional features are available,
including spell checking, general pattern research, automatic information
extraction, automatic code formating, glossary generator, graphics generator,
routines reviewing system, protection with password, and more....
The intuitive interface makes Universal Report the perfect tool for both new
and experienced users, with an exceptional flexibility provided by its wide range of options
and parameters. The attractive and optimized output saves time and money by
increasing the programming staff productivity and communication.
- Windows 98/2000/XP/NT/ME/Vista
- Pentium II CPU
- 256 MB of RAM
|License:||Free to try, $299.00 to buy|
Key Features of Universal Report Professional:
- Multi programming language
There is no hard coded programming language limitation on the source code that can
be processed by Universal Report. Most of common programming languages are covered including Ada,
Assembler, Basic, Borland C++ Builder, Borland C# Builder, Borland Delphi, Borland Kylix C++,
Macromedia Flash ActionScript, Matlab, Maple, Mathematica, Microsoft Visual Basic,
Microsoft Visual Basic .Net, Microsoft Visual C#, Microsoft Visual C++,
Microsoft Visual C++ .Net, Microsoft Visual FoxPro, Microsoft Visual J++, Pascal, Perl,
Php, PL1, Python, VHDL, Other (for non listed ones).
- Several output formats
The output documentation can be in html, plain text, or latex. However, html format is
the most mature and featured. Important features available in the html report includes:
- a search script that looks for text over the entire documentation.
- an online commenting system that allows to post a global review for a any routine.
- an online annotation system that allows to insert local comments within the body of any routine.
- a dynamic flowchart mode that makes each block of a routine to be collapsed and expanded.
- a routines call graph from each routine (forward and backward).
- a detailed analysis and dynamic decomposition of each routine.
- a switch [hide/display] for comment lines and blank lines.
- the management of special comment tags (input, output, purpose, example, any user defined tag).
- an automatic screenshots from form files (VB, Delphi, C++ Builder, Kylix, Ressource files, etc...) .
- Direct reporting
Since Universal Report is not dedicated to a specific programming language
and can document a mixed source code, there is a possibility to document a source code without
any prior technical information. In that case, Universal Report will attempt to automatically
detect extract crucial information and either continue with the documentation process
or prompt on the next step of the wizard.
- Multi reporting
Universal Report can perform several independent documentation tasks at a time,
regardless of the programming languages involved and the input/output locations.
In such case, it produces a unified html index page that gives access to each
of the generated documentations.
- Database reporting
Universal Report can read database files and generates a detailed report of the structure
and elements (tables, fields, attributes).
- Automatic dowload and upload
The path of the input files to be documented could be a web location. In that case,
Universal Report will make and inventory of the matching files and download them into
the local disk and proceed from it. In the other hand, there is an option to automatically
upload the generated documentation to a web server.
- Two way of achieving a documentation session
A documentation session can be achieved either by starting from scratch using the wizard
or the direct report feature, or from a .urp file. A .urp file is generated each time a
documentation task (started from scratch) is accomplished. It contains the input/output information,
the elements of the code, and all parameters and preferences. Next time the same source
needs to be documented, processing from its .urp file is possible more convenient.
If there are new files, Universal Report will automatically detect them and will propose
to include or ignore them.
- UDIFF tool
UDIFF is a file differencing tool that compares two files and reports the differences
(lines added, lines changed, lines suppressed) and highlights the changes.
The output has a convenient layout and is dynamic (each part can be made visible or hidden).
This tool is standalone and is also part of Universal Report full distributions.
- Changes analysis and reporting
When the source code has changed, documenting from the previous .urp automatically activates the
changes analysis routine of Universal Report. This result in a detailed analysis of all changes
(quantitative and qualitative), which is included as part of the actual documentation.
- Fast and robust processing
Universal Report uses state-of-the-art algorithms to parse the source code and analyze its elements.
The process is quiet fast and robust. There is also a possibility to start browsing the report while
it is being updated from the documentation task.
- Highly optimized output
The ouput documentation produced by Universal Report is highly optimized by a state-of-the-art html encoding
or share in a local community trought an intranet.
- Trace/Bug handling and Live Update
There is an option that activates an automatic tracing system. In that case, each step is
recorded from the wizard to the main execution of the documentation. The resulting directory
with information that can help to quickly identify and fix any abnormal behavior.
There is a local system that allows to send a bug notification. Moreover, there is a live update system
for any Universal Report installation.
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