Visualizing Message Patterns in Object-Oriented Program Executions
Jerding, Dean Frederick
Stasko, John T.
Ball, Thomas (Thomas Jaudon)
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The dynamic behavior of object-oriented programs is difficult to design, implement, and modify. Understanding the interactions between classes and objects is necessary to create efficient designs and make safe modifications. This work seeks to identify, visualize, and analyze recurring message patterns in object-oriented program executions as a means for understanding and examining dynamic behavior. Our visualizations focus on supporting design recovery, validation, and reengineering tasks.