Code Rocket: improving detailed design support in mainstream software development

Steve Parkes, Craig Ramsay, Alan Spark

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    In mainstream software development there can often be a gap which exists between the stages of performing the architectural design of a software system and implementing the detailed algorithms and processes required in the program code. Code Rocket is a code visualization and documentation system which has been developed to fill this gap. Code Rocket provides automated design and documentation support for software developers during detailed stages of code construction. It integrates seamlessly with existing development tools to provide extensive documentation with little or no effort on behalf of the software engineer. Code and documentation remain fully synchronized even when changes are implemented in the code. This paper describes Code Rocket, the rationale for its development, and the key features and benefits it delivers to different stakeholders on a software project.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2011 International Conference on Computer and Management, CAMAN 2011
    Place of PublicationPiscataway
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    ISBN (Print)9781424492831, 978142449824
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventInternational Conference on Computer and Management - Wuhan, China
    Duration: 19 May 201121 May 2011


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Computer and Management
    Abbreviated titleCAMAN 2011
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    • Design tools and techniques
    • Software engineering
    • Automated design
    • Code instruction
    • Code visualization
    • Detailed design
    • Documentation systems
    • Key feature
    • Program code
    • Software developer
    • Software project
    • Software systems


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