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International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB)

ISSN: 2074-9023 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9031 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJIEEB Vol.9, No.3, May. 2017

SourceViz: A Tool for Supporting Software Metrics Visualization

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Author(s)

Muhammad Ilyas, Hafiz Anas Bilal, Qandeel Tariq, Saba Ameer Awan

Index Terms

Software Metrics;Software Visualization;Code Complexity;Source Code Visualization

Abstract

Maintaining and understanding large software systems is a complex and time consuming process. Understanding the internal structure of such systems is not an easy task due to the invisible nature of software. Source Code Visualization, i.e. measuring the code metrics and then visualizing them, provides an efficient solution to this problem. There are many tools available which gives an insight to the internal structure of the software. But all of them don't provide visualizations of hierarchical relationships and code complexity of the source code. In this paper, we present a tool named "SourceViz". This application computes different software metrics, code complexity, class-relations and then visualizes the calculated metrics in different metaphors. This visual analysis assists the project managers and software developers in understanding the static structure of the software by presenting project-level as well as class-level view. 

Cite This Paper

Muhammad Ilyas, Hafiz Anas Bilal, Qandeel Tariq, Saba Ameer Awan,"SourceViz: A Tool for Supporting Software Metrics Visualization", International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB), Vol.9, No.3, pp.18-25, 2017. DOI: 10.5815/ijieeb.2017.03.03

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