dCloud: A document link provision cloud for software extension tasks

Dung Feng Yu, Chien Wei Hu, Hewijin Christine Jiau, Kuo Feng Ssu

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Abstract

Software reuse is commonly achieved through extension mechanisms. Those mechanisms are practiced in software extension tasks. In these tasks, application developers retrieve code examples (step 1), acquire API documents (step 2), and adapt code examples (step 3). At step 2, they spend much time in manually searching API documents, confirming the valid API document version, and re-doing the searching work. At step 3, they spend much effort in frequently switching between web browsers and the local development environment, and rebuilding the development environment on different devices. To reduce the time and effort, a document link provision cloud, named dCloud, is provided in this work. dCloud reduces the time by only providing the document links and the link history. Such links are used to directly access the API documents of their valid version. dCloud reduces the effort by providing an online development environment which is accessed through web browsers. Furthermore, dCloud brings further advantages to application developers and makes a revolutionary impact on the development environment design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International * Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering, C3S2E 2013
Pages86-94
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 28
Event6th International C* Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering, C3S2E 2013 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 2013 Jul 102013 Jul 12

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Other

Other6th International C* Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering, C3S2E 2013
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period13-07-1013-07-12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Yu, D. F., Hu, C. W., Jiau, H. C., & Ssu, K. F. (2013). dCloud: A document link provision cloud for software extension tasks. In Proceedings of the International * Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering, C3S2E 2013 (pp. 86-94). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). https://doi.org/10.1145/2494444.2494475