WikiWiki Weaving Heterogeneous Software Artifacts

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WikiWiki Weaving Heterogeneous Software Artifacts is a 2005 conference paper written in English by Ademar Aguiar, Gabriel David and published in WikiSym.

[edit] Abstract

Good documentation benefits every software development project, especially large ones, but it can be hard, costly, and tiresome to produce when not supported by appropriate tools and methods. The documentation of a software system uses different artifacts, namely source code, for low-level internal documentation, and specific-purpose models and documents, for higher-level external documentation (e.g. requirements documents, use-case specifications, design notebooks, and reference manuals). All these artifacts require continual review and modification throughout the life-cycle to preserve their consistency and value. Good software documents are often heterogeneous, i.e., they combine different kinds of contents (text, code, models, images) gathered from separate software artifacts, a combination usually difficult to maintain as the system evolves over time, considering that source code, models and documents are typically produced and maintained separately in multiple sources using different environments and editors. This paper presents a wiki that helps on quickly weaving different kinds of contents into a single heterogeneous document, whilst preserving its semantic consistency. The fundamental goal of this wiki (XSDoc Wiki) is to reduce the development–documentation gap by making documentation more convenient and attractive to developers. An example taken from the JUnit framework documentation helps to illustrate the features more relevant to do such weaving.

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  • "XSDoc: an Extensible Wiki-based Infrastructure for Framework Documentation" (create it!) [search]

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