Visual Support for Version Management

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TypeArticle
ConferenceProceedings of the 1992 ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) '92, March 1-3, 1992., Kansas City, Kansas, USA
AbstractDevelopment of large systems requires a disciplined approach to dealing with configuration management. The cognitive load placed on the programmer is potentially large and the burden can be eased considerably if the programmer is presented with a clear view of the file system containing source files of the system under development, and the view is augmented with suitable tools. The paper presents the argument that tools and the techniques which exploit the visual metaphor and provide good reference models will increase the effectiveness and productivity of the programmer. This paper discusses the perceptual issues involved and presents the benefits of the visual approach in the context of a novel configuration control system.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number33170
NPARC number5764194
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