Software asset management tools vendor LogicLibrary will enable Microsoft Visual Studio .Net developers to search a central library of development assets for Microsoft's .Net Framework.
Through an agreement announced on Monday, LogicLibrary and Microsoft will build a resource to serve as a starting point for developers, business analysts, and architects as they undertake development on Windows, according to LogicLibrary. Users will be able to better manage the lifecycle of software assets.
LogicLibary'sLogidex .Net Library will be integrated with the .Net integrated development environment. Users will connect to the library hosted on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN). The Logidex .Net Library will be an inventory of metadata about development assets and their relationships to each other. LogicLibary's Active Design system will enable developers to scan a list of .Net-based software assets and perform model-based searches of the library on MSDN.
Additionally, Logidex customers will have this library included in their implementation of Logidex to allow them to map their development assets, including applications, components, XML schemas, and documentation, to the .Net Framework.
The agreement enables Visual Studio customers to access the .Net Library from the Visual Studio .Net start page, said Greg Coticchia, CEO of LogicLibary, in Pittsburgh .
Logidex, Coticchia said, makes searchable all the assets in a software development environment. "It allows you to understand what software development assets you have and understand where they are and most importantly understand where they fit in," he said.
The integration is to be completed later this year. Visual Studio .Net developers will be eligible for a 60-day trial of the Logidex .Net Library.
Microsoft also has invested an undisclosed amount of research and development funds in LogicLibary.
The agreement between LogicLibrary and Microsoft extends an earlier arrangement through which Logidex was populated with the .Net libraries.