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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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Discovering New Tools

One of the issues with software visualization is the lack of adoption of software visualization tools by industry. Emerson Murphy-Hill and Gail Murphy conducted an interview based study to find out how programmers discover new tools or features of tools. … Continue reading

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General Purpose Data Visualization Tools for Designers and Developers

I came across this useful list of general purpose data visualization tools for designers and developers: http://perlitalabs.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/list-of-data-visualization-tools-for-designers-and-developers/ Also see The Best Tools for Visualization. Some of these tools are also mentioned on the Software Visualization Tools page.

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