Sonargraph-Explorer 8.6.0

Featuring brand new architecture DSL

This new release is a major step forward to the consolidation of all our products into one new platform. Now you are able to check architectural models described with a DSL (domain specific language) with Sonargraph-Explorer and Sonargraph-Explorer Build. The new DSL is described in a series of blog articles on our blog site. We also added an architecture modeling tutorial to the documentation. The new language is very powerful and allows fine grained control over the dependencies allowed between different architectural artifacts. It is also independent from your programming language, so it can be used with all the languages supported by the Sonargraph platform. This allows you to express the architecture of your system as code that is easy to read and understand by developers and architects.

The next step from here is to allow architectural modeling not only by using the text editor, but also by using the exploration view so that you can work with a hybrid approach. That feature is planned for Sonargraph-Architect version 9 which we will release before the end of 2015.

The new release also contains many other new features, improvements and bug fixes. For example we now support the deletion of dependencies as virtual refactorings. Please check the release notes for more details.