Accession Number:

ADA125291

Title:

Program Visualization

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. no. 1, 8 May 1981-7 May 1982

Corporate Author:

COMPUTER CORP OF AMERICA CAMBRIDGE MA

Report Date:

1983-02-22

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

This paper reports on the design of a program visualization PV environment, intended to provide lifecycle support for software development. The PV environment will capitalize on recent progress in the graphical represnetation of information and low-cost color graphics, to provide designers and programmers with both static and dynamic animated views of systems. The aim is to support maintainers of large complex sofware systems. The PV system will, in effect open the side of the machine to permit users to look inside and watch their programs run. In this paper, we survey categories of program illustrations and then present and motivate the design philosophy that we are pursuing for the PV environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE