Browse Mode in the Editor

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The Understand editor’s “Browse Mode” makes all entities in the editor behave like links in a web browser. With a single click you can visit and update the Information Browser. The other way of exploring/learning about code in the editor is via the Right Click context menu. For instance, if I want to learn about allocstrAppend() I right… Read more »

Watched Dirs automatically update projects for new/removed files

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A frequent complaint of Understand 1.4 users was that unless their project was syncronized to an MSVC project it was difficult to keep Understand projects up to date about new files and especially hard to keep files removed from a project from showing up again when adding new code. Understand 2.0 addresses this with the “Watched Dir” concept. By default… Read more »

New Feature: Search in the Information Browser

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Have you ever looked at a call tree and wondered “is somefunction()” in there? B453, which you can download now,  introduces a new “incremental search” feature to the Information Browser that makes answering questions like that a snap. To use it hit select where you want to start searching from and then hit the Ctrl-F key… Read more »

How to get metrics with Understand

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Metrics have always been very tightly coupled with software engineering. Love them or hate them, there is usually no avoiding them. In Understand 2.0 we’ve significantly increased our ability to provide useful metrics about your project.  The metrics capabilities vary depending on what version of Understand you are using: Understand Engineer provides high level project… Read more »

Welcome Understand 2.0

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At the beginning of July we released Understand 2.0. It represented the culmination of about 3 years of work where we maintained and improved Understand 1.4 while simultenously developing a brand new version of Understand. Our goal for 2.0 was to make a tool that is a “must have” if you are maintaining code (and who… Read more »

Understand 2.0 Product Structure

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Concurrent to Understand 2.0’s movement from beta to release we are also announcing some product structure changes. 2.0 adds a lot of features, but not all those features are of interest to all engineers.  Or if of interest, then some do not need the same level of functionality.  And not all features require the same… Read more »

Update Understand 2.0 Frequently

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If you are using Understand 2.0 I encourage you to update with each release. It is a young version and has a number of bug fixes and improvements introduced each week. In particular, if you are a Unix user you will want to at least update to B448 released today. It has a fix in… Read more »

Tip: Auto-Completion improved considerably in B447

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Probably the most welcome improvement in this weeks B447 build is the release of significant improvements in our auto-completion facility in the Understand 2.0 editor. The improvements are: It exists. It sort of did before but you had to hit ESC and it was just offering up a dumb lexical scan of the open file…. Read more »