Towards a Taxonomy of Tools for Documenting Code Design

Authors
Sergio Castro, Kim Mens, Johan Brichau
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Towards a Taxonomy of Tools for Documenting Code Design
Authors
Sergio Castro, Kim Mens, Johan Brichau
Type
In Proceedings
Book title
Query Technologies and Applications for Program Comprehension (QTAPC). Collocated Workshop at the IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC)
Year
2008

Abstract

Numerous tools for documenting code design exist. Each of these proposes different techniques and attempts to deal with different aspects regarding code design documentation. Though this abundance of tools and techniques is a clear sign of the importance of such kind of tools in real life software implementation, it also creates confusion when trying to decide which one best suites the specific needs of a project. Adding to this confusion is the fact that different tools often use a different terminology for similar problems. Furthermore, the support offered by most of these tools is limited, since it is often based either on verifiable documentation that is not highly customizable, or customizable doc- umentation that cannot easily be verified. This paper takes initial steps in the direction of establishing a common vocabulary for describing code design documentation tools, and highlights the features that a verifiable and highly customizable tool should provide in order to satisfy most of the code design documentation requirements present in the implementation of complex software systems.

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BibTeX Record
  @inproceedings{RELEASeD-2008-739264,
    title = {Towards a Taxonomy of Tools for Documenting Code Design},
    author = {Sergio Castro and Kim Mens and Johan Brichau},
    year = {2008},
    booktitle = {Query Technologies and Applications for Program Comprehension (QTAPC). Collocated Workshop at the IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC)},
  }