Software Evolution Storylines

David Leonard

February 17th, 2015

Michael Ogawa , Kwan-Liu Ma 

Code Swarm

Gource

credit: https://xkcd.com/657/

Movie Narrative Charts

Layout Heuristics

  • Clustered Developers placed in contiguous, adjacent lines 
  • Clusters should be spaced apart
  • Tubes should not fluctuate y-position
  • Avoid Tube crossings if possible
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Visual Elements

Tubes / Coloring

DrkSephy

Labels

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Furlough Lines

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Commit History

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Docs
Core
Module
Other

Interaction

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Storylines

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Storylines

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Storylines

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Future Work

  • Explore different clustering algorithms 
  • Engages casual viewers?
  • Provides more insights to a developer?

Thank you! Questions?

https://github.com/venegu

Software Evolution Storylines

By David Leonard

Software Evolution Storylines

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