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Software Visualization

Visualizing the Structure, Behaviour, and Evolution of Software

Authors: Diehl, Stephan

  • Covers both static and dynamic program visualization as well as visual debugging and software evolution
  • Gives many pointers to available tools (both commercial and public-domain) and additional resources
  • Augmented by a website with additional teaching material and examples
  • Author is one of the key players in this field with extensive teaching experience and tutorials at major conferences
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About this Textbook

Software visualization encompasses the development and evaluation of methods for graphically representing different aspects of software, including its structure, its execution, and its evolution. Software visualization combines techniques from areas like software engineering, programming languages, data mining, computer graphics, information visualization and human-computer interaction.

So far, there exist only anthologies and proceedings about software visualization. With this book, Stephan Diehl has written the first textbook on software visualization. As such it targets both students and teachers in computer science. Topics covered include static program visualization, algorithm animation, visual debugging, as well as the visualization of the evolution of software. The author's presentation emphasizes common principles and provides different examples mostly taken from seminal work. In addition, each chapter is followed by a list of exercises including both pen and paper exercises, as well as programming tasks. Although written mostly for graduate students, the book will also be a source for researchers in both academia and industry, as it will provide a broad and systematic overview of the area including many pointers to tools available today.

About the authors

Stephan Diehl is a full professor for computer science at the University of Trier, Germany. His research interests include programming languages and compiler design, web technologies, educational software and visualization, in particular software visualization. He teaches courses on software visualization at university as well as in industry and has been heavily involved in various international software visualization related events.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"As the first existing textbook on software visualization, Diehl has managed to put together a good overview of this interesting field."
"Diehl steers the reader through different techniques as a good tourist guide would do: pointing out the most significant aspects, while leaving out many details that might be of partial interest for his intended audience."
(Fernando Berzal, Computing Reviews, December 2007)

 "...this is a book with clear explanations that is well structured and easy to read, yet profound enough for a second, more thorough reading." (Jose Lloret, Computing Reviews, October 2007)

 


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eBook $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-46505-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $89.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-46504-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-07985-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Software Visualization
Book Subtitle
Visualizing the Structure, Behaviour, and Evolution of Software
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-46505-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-46505-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-46504-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07985-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 187
Number of Illustrations and Tables
49 b/w illustrations, 75 illustrations in colour
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