2014 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME) (2014)
Victoria, BC, Canada
Sept. 29, 2014 to Oct. 3, 2014
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ICSME.2014.65
Most development activities, like program understanding, source code navigation and editing, are supported by Integrated Development Environments (IDEs). They provide different tools and user interfaces (UI) to interact with the source code, such as browsers, debuggers, and inspectors. It is uncertain how and when programmers use different UI elements of an IDE and to what extent they appropriately support development. Previously we developed DFLOW, a tool that seamlessly records and processes interaction data. Our long-term goal is to assess to what extent the UIs of IDEs support the workflow of developers and whether they can be improved. As a first step we present our approach to analyze development sessions in the form of visual storytelling. We illustrate our initial catalogue of visualizations through two development stories.
Visualization, Navigation, Software, Conferences, Inspection, Data visualization, Windows
R. Minelli, L. Baracchi, A. Mocci and M. Lanza, "Visual Storytelling of Development Sessions," 2014 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME), Victoria, BC, Canada, 2014, pp. 416-420.