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Programmers’ Signposts

  Have you ever felt lost in a foreign city? Software engineers know that feeling when they navigate through unfamiliar code. It might sound like a trivial problem, but studies have shown that they spend about 25% of their time … Continue reading

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State of the Art of Performance Visualization

This is a guest post by Kate Isaacs, UC Davis, who is one of the authors of the paper presented. Software visualization for performance is about helping developers find inefficiencies slowing down their code. Performance can have significant affects on the … Continue reading

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Visualizing Code Couplings: Node-Link Diagrams

From an abstract point of view, software systems can be considered as a set of entities connected by dependencies or code couplings such as method calls. We might also consider that entities inherit or aggregate, that they are changed together, … Continue reading

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Caserta and Zendra: “Visualization of the Static Aspects of Software: A Survey”

Software visualization is an active field of research positioned between software engineering and information visualization. Although there exist events like SoftVis and VISSOFT, papers on software visualization are scattered across many conferences and journals—survey articles that summarize and structure recent … Continue reading

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VISSOFT 2011 Paper Highlights

VISSOFT 2011, the 6th IEEE International Workshop on Visualizing Software for Understanding and Analysis, took place in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, September 29-30, 2011 and was co-located with ICSM 2011. The proceedings are available in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Of … Continue reading

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ICPC 2011 Highlights

Chris Parnin recently attended the IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC 2011) in Kingston, Canada, and wrote a blog post about the ICPC Highlights.

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SoftVis 2010 Highlights

This post highlights some aspects of the SoftVis 2010 symposium. 1. Summary The 5th ACM Symposium on Software Visualization (SoftVis) was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, 25-26 October 2010 and co-located with the IEEE VisWeek which includes InfoVis, Vis, … Continue reading

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