Using Software Visualisation to Enhance Online Component Markets

Marshall, S., Biddle, R. and Noble, J.

    Online component markets can be costly for consumers to use, in terms of the time and effort spent understanding the components on offer. This cost of understanding will deter consumers from reusing the available components. Software visualisations derived from the components' run-time behaviour can lessen the cost of understanding. We have developed a prototype tool called Spider for providing this functionality to producers and consumers. We discuss some of the issues involved, along with our experiences in implementing the prototype.
Cite as: Marshall, S., Biddle, R. and Noble, J. (2004). Using Software Visualisation to Enhance Online Component Markets. In Proc. Australasian Symposium on Information Visualisation, (invis.au'04), Christchurch, New Zealand. CRPIT, 35. Churcher, N. and Churcher, C., Eds. ACS. 35-41.
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