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Inline Visualization of Concerns

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Code modularization provides benefits throughout the software life cycle; however, the presence of crosscutting concerns (CCCs) in software hinders its complete modularization. This project introduces IVCon, a tool with a novel approach for completely modularizing CCCs. IVCon enables users to create, examine, and modify their code in two different views: the woven view and the unwoven view. The woven view displays program code in colors that indicate which CCCs various code segments implement. The unwoven view displays code in two panels, one showing the core of the program and the other showing all the code implementing each concern in an isolated module. IVCon provides an interface for conveniently creating, examining, and modifying code in, and translating between, the woven and unwoven views.


Nalin Saigal

Jay Ligatti


IVCon: Inline Visualization of Concerns. Nalin Saigal and Jay Ligatti. Technical Report CSE-110909-SE, University of South Florida, November 2009. [BibTeX]

Inline Visualization of Concerns. Nalin Saigal and Jay Ligatti. Proceedings of the ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management, and Applications (SERA), December 2009. [BibTeX]

Defining and Visualizing Many-to-many Relationships Between Concerns and Code. Nalin Saigal and Jay Ligatti. Technical Report CSE-090608-SE, University of South Florida, September 2008. [BibTeX]


IVCon version 0.9

Flash-based Tutorials for IVCon


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CNS-0742736. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).