Visual Expert
Developer(s) Novalys
Initial release 1995
Written in C#
Operating system Windows
Available in English, Japanese, Spanish, French
Type Code analysis tools
License Proprietary

Visual Expert

Visual Expert is a static program analyzer, extracting design and technical information from software source code by reverse-engineering, used by programmers for software maintenance,[1] modernization[2] or optimization.

It is designed to parse several programming languages at the same time (PL/SQL, Transact-SQL, PowerBuilder...) and analyze cross-language dependencies, in addition to each language's source code.



Visual Expert is used in several contexts:



  • 1995- 1998 - Prog and Doc - Initial version distributed on the French market [7]
  • 2001 - Visual Expert 4.5[5]
  • 2003 - Visual Expert 5 [6]
  • 2007 - Visual Expert 5.7[3][8][9]
  • 2010 - Visual Expert 6.0[10]
  • 2015 - Visual Expert 2015 - Server component added to schedule code analyses[11]
  • 2016 - Visual Expert 2016 - New Oracle PL/SQL code parser[11]
  • 2017 - Visual Expert 2017 - Code comparison, CRUD matrix, SQL Server T-SQL code parser[11]


  1. ^ Dr Kankey, Roland D (19 October 1989). "The challenge of software maintenance costing" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "Essential guide to application modernisation". Computer Weekly. 
  3. ^ a b "Visual Expert for PowerBuilder". PowerBuilder Guru. 15 October 2008. 
  4. ^ a b Mikhailovsky, George. "Become familiar with a new application!". 
  5. ^ a b Green, Bill (1 September 2002). "Visual Expert v4.5 Review". 
  6. ^ a b Aumen, Bill (9 May 2005). "Visual Expert In the Real World". 
  7. ^ "Prog & Doc (french page from Web Archive)". Eurelys. 7 July 1997. 
  8. ^ Pollach, Chris (April 23, 2007). "Visual expert 5.7 released". 
  9. ^ Armstrong, Bruce (April 27, 2007). "Visual Expert 5.7". 
  10. ^ "Novalys introduces Visual Expert 6.0". DBTA. 23 April 2009. 
  11. ^ a b c Novalys. "Visual Expert Update List". Visual Expert. 

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