Axosoft has launched RocketSVN for Visual Studio, a plug-in that lets Subversion users access Subversion repositories from inside the Visual Studio IDE. The plug-in also integrates with OnTime, Axosoft’s project management suite.

Perforce is offering a connecter between its eponymous software configuration system and the Eclipse Mylyn task-management system. The P4Mylyn connector automatically tracks code changes on a per-task basis and provides traceability from any line of code back to the relevant story, defect or issue. P4Mylyn also integrates into other third-party tools with Mylyn connectors. The connector is included with release 2009.2 of Perforce.

Devart has released three ADO.NET data providers that sport Entity Framework and LINQ to SQL, and that contain an ORM model designer for developing LINQ to SQL and EF models based on different database engines. The new dotConnect data providers work with MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL and SQLite databases.

Northwoods Software has updated its diagramming software for Java developers. JGo 5.4 improves support for creating thin-client Web applications using JGoWeb and JavaServer Pages. The software helps developers build applications that have interactive diagrams, such as flowcharts, state diagrams, networks, software design tools, workflow editors and other graphical displays.

HP’s load-testing software is now in the cloud. Accessible via Amazon EC2, LoadRunner in the Cloud offers an on-demand, pay-as-you-go model. Load testing is available throughout the entire life cycle and even offers an opportunity for developers to do preliminary load tests. The tool is currently available as a free beta in the U.S., but Amazon cloud charges will still apply.

Accusoft Pegasus has added optical character recognition to its ImageGear for .NET SDK. Version 17 of ImageGear performs OCR in more than 100 languages, and also auto-zones an image into segments by analyzing a document’s structure. This release introduces annotation support for ASP.NET development. This includes mark-ups such as rectangle, ellipse, line or text. Users can interactively edit annotations within a zero footprint viewer.

Version 4.1 of GUIdancer, an automated functional testing tool, offers better support for working with very large test projects, and can also automatically take screenshots when errors occur in tests. The new version is also fully supported to run on Mac OS X. GUIdancer is an Eclipse-based testing tool that allows modular and agile acceptance testing for HTML, Swing and SWT/RCP applications.

Two new controls are part of Resco’s MobileForms Toolkit, a set of GUI controls for Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Compact Framework 3.5. Version 2010 Volume 2 adds Image Manager, which adopts automatic changes of the images that are edited in graphics programs, directly into the Visual Studio mobile project.

ABBYY has updated its FineReader Engine SDK for Linux. Version 9.0 integrates optical character recognition, barcode recognition and PDF conversion into Linux applications. For text OCR, the SDK now covers over 190 languages, including those with Latin, Cyrillic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese and Hebrew characters. It also recognizes more than 15 1D barcode types and popular 2D barcodes, including Aztec, Data Matrix, PDF417 and QR Code, detecting them at any orientation on a page throughout a document.

Clerity has added screen-testing features to its Universal Test Manager, a test-automation system for mainframe migrations. The new version now supports testing common green screen VT100/220-terminal-based applications, in addition to 3270-based applications commonly associated with CICS, IMS, Natural and Telnet-based mainframe programs. Batch job output reports, submission results and regression tests can be tested as well. The new version also supports secure SFTP and SSH connections.

Excel Software has updated its WinA&D modeler to support UML 2.2, dataflow diagrams, scriptable reports, class models, and code generation for REALbasic. Version 6.1 lets developers draw all 14 major diagram types specified by UML 2.2. The new Timing diagram can show object states with multiple state lines or shaded areas. Diagrams may contain component objects, classes with ports, and required or provided interfaces using ball-and-socket notation. Sequence diagrams can include interaction frames with conditional regions. The Windows-based modeler also works with Ada, C#, C++, Java, PHP and SQL.