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Software Visualization Highlights at ICPC and ICSE 2013

Last week, the software engineering community met in San Francisco for ICSE 2013 to discuss recent advances in the field. Co-located to this big event, ICPC 2013 provided a forum for discussing specific questions on program comprehension. In this post, I … 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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Software Systems as Cities: A Controlled Experiment

A paper entitled Software Systems as Cities: A Controlled Experiment (Slides) by Richard Wettel, Michele Lanza and Romain Robbes at ICSE 2011 presents a user experiment with CodeCity. A detailed technical report also exists. The results of the experiment which … Continue reading

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