AuthorsB. Cornelissen, D. Holten, A. Zaidman, L. Moonen, J. van Wijk and A. van Deursen
TitleUnderstanding Execution Traces Using Massive Sequence and Circular Bundle Views
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2007
Conference NameProceedings 15th International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC)
ISBN Number0-7695-2860-0

The use of dynamic information to aid in software understanding is a common practice nowadays. One of the many approaches concerns the comprehension of execution traces. A major issue in this context is scalability: due to the vast amounts of information, it is a very difficult task to successfully find your way through such traces without getting lost. In this paper, we propose the use of a novel trace visu- alization method based on a massive sequence and circular bundle view, constructed with scalability in mind. By means of three usage scenarios that were conducted on three dif- ferent software systems, we show how our approach, imple- mented in a tool called EXTRAVIS, is applicable to the areas of trace exploration, feature location, and feature comprehension.

Citation KeySimula.SE.459