ATCoPE: Any-Time Collaborative Programming Environment for Seamless Integration of Real-Time and Non-Real-Time Teamwork in Software Development

Hongfei Fan, Chengzheng Sun, Haifeng Shen

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    Abstract

    Real-time collaborative programming and non-real-time collabo-rative programming are two classes of methods and techniques for supporting programmers to jointly conduct complex programming work in software development. They are complementary to each other, and both are useful and effective under different program-ming circumstances. However, most existing programming tools and environments have been designed for supporting only one of them, and little has been done to provide integrated support for both. In this paper, we contribute a novel Any-Time Collaborative Programming Environment (ATCoPE) to seamlessly integrate conventional non-real-time collaborative programming tools and environments with emerging real-time collaborative programming techniques and support collaborating programmers to work in and flexibly switch among different collaboration modes according to their needs. We present the general design objectives for ATCoPE, the system architecture, functional design and specifications, ra-tionales beyond design decisions, and major technical issues and solutions in detail, as well as a proof-of-concept implementation of the ATCoEclipse prototype system.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages107-116
    Number of pages10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2012
    Event2012 ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work -
    Duration: 27 Oct 2012 → …

    Conference

    Conference2012 ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work
    Period27/10/12 → …

    Keywords

    • Any-time
    • Collaborative programming
    • Compatibility
    • Non-real-time
    • Real-time
    • Seamless integration
    • Transparency

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