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Usefulness of the Run-time Structure during Coding Tasks
 

Summary: Usefulness of the Run-time Structure during
Coding Tasks
Marwan Abi-Antoun Nariman Ammar
September 2010
Department of Computer Science
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
Abstract
Diagrams can help with program understanding and code modification tasks. Today, many tools extract
diagrams of packages, classes, associations and dependencies. However, during coding activities, developers
often ask questions about objects and relations between objects, i.e., the run-time structure. Most tools
that display the run-time structure show only partial views based on running the system. In previous
work, we proposed extracting diagrams of the run-time structure using static analysis. In this paper, we
investigate whether developers who have access to such diagrams of the run-time structure can perform
a code modification task more effectively than developers who have access to diagrams of only the code
structure.
Keywords: runtime structure, case study, software evolution
Contents
1 Introduction 2
2 Background 2

  

Source: Abi-Antoun, Marwan - Department of Computer Science, Wayne State University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences