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Position Paper for OOPSLA 2006 Workshop Escaped from the Lab: Software Practices in Large Organisations
 

Summary: Position Paper for OOPSLA 2006 Workshop
Escaped from the Lab: Software Practices in Large Organisations
Craig Anslow
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
craig@mcs.vuw.ac.nz
1. Ideas
Before a module, subsystem, component or piece of code can be
reused it must first be understood. Software visualization can help
people to understand software. Software visualization is the use
of the crafts of typography, graphic design, animation, and cin-
ematography with modern human-computer interaction and com-
puter graphics technology to facilitate both the human understand-
ing and effective use of computer software [1].
In a recent survey [2] based on questionaires completed by
111 researchers from software maintenance, re-engineering and
reverse engineering, 40% found software visualization absolutely
necessary for their work and another 42% found it important but
not critical. 7% think that is is at least relevant and 6% that they
can do without but it is nice to have. Only 1% believe software
visualization is not an issue at all. 4% did not answer the question.

  

Source: Anslow, Craig - School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences