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Finding Causes of Program Output with the Java Whyline The Information School, DUB Group
 

Summary: Finding Causes of Program Output with the Java Whyline
Andrew Ko
The Information School, DUB Group
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
ajko@u.washington.edu
Brad A. Myers
HCI Institute, School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
bam@cs.cmu.edu
ABSTRACT
Debugging and diagnostic tools are some of the most
important software development tools, but most expect
developers choose the right code to inspect. Unfortunately,
this rarely occurs. A new tool called the Whyline is
described which avoids such speculation by allowing
developers to select questions about a program's output.
The tool then helps developers work backwards from output
to its causes. The prototype, which supports Java programs,

  

Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences