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Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn Eiffel

Eiffel is an object-oriented programming language designed by Bertrand Meyer (an object-orientation proponent and author of Object-Oriented Software Construction) and Eiffel Software.

As a language, Eiffel is more than a programming language. It covers not just programming in the restricted sense of implementation but the whole spectrum of software development:

  • Analysis, modeling and specification, where Eiffel can be used as a purely descriptive tool to analyze and document the structure and properties of complex systems (even non-software systems).
  • Design and architecture, where Eiffel can be used to build solid, flexible system structures.
  • Implementation, where Eiffel provides practical software solutions with an efficiency comparable to solutions based on such traditional approaches as C and Fortran.
  • Maintenance, where Eiffel helps thanks to the architectural flexibility of the resulting systems.
  • Documentation, where Eiffel permits automatic generation of documentation, textual and graphical, from the software itself, as a partial substitute for separately developed and maintained software documentation.

Here’s our recommended tutorials to learn this language.


1. An Eiffel Tutorial (ET) – Official documentation

This Eiffel Tutorial (ET) should provide you with a broad understanding of what Eiffel is all about and why it is different from other technologies

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2. EiffelStudio tutorials – Official documentation

This is a guided tour of Eiffel Software’s EiffelStudio interactive software development environment.

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3. Invitation to Eiffel (I2E) – Official documentation

The Invitation to Eiffel (I2E) is a short set of pages that should provide you with the essence of the Eiffel way, without taking too much of your time.

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4. Eiffel: The Essentials

This appendix addresses people who are familiar with the object-oriented approach but do not know Eiffel very well. It introduces all the concepts needed to understand the core.

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