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International Conference on Program Comprehension (2007)
Banff, Alberta, Canada
June 26, 2007 to June 29, 2007
ISSN: 1063-6897
ISBN: 0-7695-2860-0
pp: 49-58
Bas Cornelissen , Delft University of Technology
Danny Holten , Eindhoven University of Technology
Andy Zaidman , Delft University of Technology
Leon Moonen , Delft University of Technology
Jarke J. van Wijk , Eindhoven University of Technology
Arie van Deursen , Delft University of Technology & CWI
ABSTRACT
The use of dynamic information to aid in software understanding is a common practice nowadays. One of the many approaches concerns the comprehension of execution traces. A major issue in this context is scalability: due to the vast amounts of information, it is a very difficult task to successfully find your way through such traces without getting lost. In this paper, we propose the use of a novel trace visualization method based on a massive sequence and circular bundle view, constructed with scalability in mind. By means of three usage scenarios that were conducted on three different software systems, we show how our approach, implemented in a tool called EXTRAVIS, is applicable to the areas of trace exploration, feature location, and feature comprehension.
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Bas Cornelissen, Danny Holten, Andy Zaidman, Leon Moonen, Jarke J. van Wijk, Arie van Deursen, "Understanding Execution Traces Using Massive Sequence and Circular Bundle Views", International Conference on Program Comprehension, vol. 00, no. , pp. 49-58, 2007, doi:10.1109/ICPC.2007.39
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