Toward Arbitrary Mapping for Debugging Visualizations

Author email: vpsaini@uci.edu
Tool name: xDIVA
Description: Despite the progress that has been made in the field of program visualization, programmers nowadays still rely on inserting extra code (e.g. print statements) to visualize complicated program states during debugging. There are many obstacles that have impeded and continue to impede program visualization for practical use. One such major obstacle is that a wide variety of data types and interpretations from data to visualizations are arbitrary. It is unlikely that visualizations will be available a priori to cover everything that might be of interest. In an attempt to address the problem, a debugging visualization tool called xDIVA is presented here. A practical application of xDIVA in EDA(Electronic Design Automation) industry is described.
Bibtex: "@inproceedings{cheng2016toward, title={Toward arbitrary mapping for debugging visualizations}, author={Cheng, Yung-Pin and Ku, Chiu-Yu and Pan, Wei-Chen and Yang, Chuan and Lin, Ting-Shu}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion}, pages={605--608}, year={2016}, organization={ACM} }"
Link to public pdf: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2889167
Link to tool webpage: http://oolab.csie.ncu.edu.tw/xDIVA
Link to demo: Not provided by authors
Category: None
Tags: debugging visualization, visualization, debuggers
Year and Conference: 2017, ICSE
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