Codetrail: Connecting source code and web resources

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Codetrail: Connecting source code and web resources
When faced with the need for documentation, examples, bug fixes, error descriptions, code snippets, workarounds, templates, patterns, or advice, software developers frequently turn to their web browser. Web resources both organized and authoritative as well as informal and communitydriven are heavily used by developers. The time and attention devoted to finding (or re-finding) and navigating these sites is significant. We present Codetrail, a system that demonstrates how the developer’s use of web resources can be improved by connecting the Eclipse IDE and the Firefox web browser. Codetrail uses a communication channel and shared data model between these applications to implement a variety of integrative tools. By combining information previously available only to the IDE or the web browser alone (such as editing history, code contents, and recent browsing), Codetrail can automate previously manual tasks and enable new interactions that exploit the marriage of data and functiona...
Max Goldman, Robert C. Miller
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Updated 01 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where VL
Authors Max Goldman, Robert C. Miller
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