The Small Project Observatory: Visualizing Software Ecosystems

Lungu, Mircea; Lanza, Michele; Gîrba, Tudor; Robbes, Romain (2010). The Small Project Observatory: Visualizing Software Ecosystems. Science of computer programming, 75(4), pp. 264-275. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.scico.2009.09.004

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Software evolution research has focused mostly on analyzing the evolution of single software systems. However, it is rarely the case that a project exists as standalone, independent of others. Rather, projects exist in parallel within larger contexts in companies, research groups or even the open-source communities. We call these contexts software ecosystems, and on this paper we present The Small Project Observatory, a prototype tool which aims to support the analysis of project ecosystems through interactive visualization and exploration. We present a case-study of exploring an ecosystem using our tool, we describe about the architecture of the tool, and we distill the lessons learned during the tool-building experience.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF) > Software Composition Group (SCG)

UniBE Contributor:

Girba, Tudor Adrian

ISSN:

0167-6423

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:13

Last Modified:

28 Mar 2018 11:50

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.scico.2009.09.004

Web of Science ID:

000276464800006

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.3192

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/3192 (FactScience: 206801)

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