StarGate

A unified, interactive visualization of software projects

Michael Ogawa, Kwan-Liu Ma

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29 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

With the success of open source software projects, such as Apache and Mozilla, comes the opportunity to study the development process. In this paper, we present StarGate: a novel system for visualizing software projects. Whereas previous software project visualizations concentrated mainly on the source code changes, we literally place the developers in the center of our design. Developers are grouped visually into clusters corresponding to the areas of the file repository they work on the most. Connections are drawn between people who communicate via email. The changes to the repository are also displayed. With StarGate, it is easy to look beyond the source code and see trends in developer activity. The system can be used by anyone interested in the project, but it especially benefits project managers, project novices and software engineering researchers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Pacific Visualisation Symposium 2008, PacificVis - Proceedings
Pages191-198
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 25 2008
Event2008 Pacific Visualization Symposium, PacificVis 2008 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Mar 4 2008Mar 7 2008

Other

Other2008 Pacific Visualization Symposium, PacificVis 2008
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period3/4/083/7/08

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Keywords

  • Information visualization
  • Social networks
  • Software visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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Ogawa, M., & Ma, K-L. (2008). StarGate: A unified, interactive visualization of software projects. In IEEE Pacific Visualisation Symposium 2008, PacificVis - Proceedings (pp. 191-198). [4475476] https://doi.org/10.1109/PACIFICVIS.2008.4475476

StarGate : A unified, interactive visualization of software projects. / Ogawa, Michael; Ma, Kwan-Liu.

IEEE Pacific Visualisation Symposium 2008, PacificVis - Proceedings. 2008. p. 191-198 4475476.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ogawa, M & Ma, K-L 2008, StarGate: A unified, interactive visualization of software projects. in IEEE Pacific Visualisation Symposium 2008, PacificVis - Proceedings., 4475476, pp. 191-198, 2008 Pacific Visualization Symposium, PacificVis 2008, Kyoto, Japan, 3/4/08. https://doi.org/10.1109/PACIFICVIS.2008.4475476
Ogawa M, Ma K-L. StarGate: A unified, interactive visualization of software projects. In IEEE Pacific Visualisation Symposium 2008, PacificVis - Proceedings. 2008. p. 191-198. 4475476 https://doi.org/10.1109/PACIFICVIS.2008.4475476
Ogawa, Michael ; Ma, Kwan-Liu. / StarGate : A unified, interactive visualization of software projects. IEEE Pacific Visualisation Symposium 2008, PacificVis - Proceedings. 2008. pp. 191-198
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