Onward! 2014
Mon 20 - Fri 24 October 2014 Portland, Oregon, United States
co-located with SPLASH 2014
Fri 24 Oct 2014 10:52 - 11:15 at Salon A - Session the Fourth Chair(s): Emery Berger

Programmers working in a Unix environment can easily build custom tools by configuring and combining small filter programs in shell scripts. When leaving the text-based world and entering the graphics-based one, however, tool building is more difficult because graphical tools are typically not prepared to be easily re-programmed by its users. We propose a data-driven perspective on graphical tools that uses concise scripts as glue between data and views but also as means to express missing data transformations and view items. Given this, we built a framework in Squeak/Smalltalk that promotes low-effort tool construction; it works well for basic programming tools, such as code editors and debuggers, but also for other domains, such as developer chats and issue browsers. We think that this perspective on graphical tools can inspire the creation of new trade-offs in modularity for both data-providing projects and interactive views.

Fri 24 Oct

10:30 - 12:00: Onward! Papers - Session the Fourth at Salon A
Chair(s): Emery BergerUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
onward2014-papers10:30 - 10:52
Svetoslav KaraivanovETH Zurich, Veselin RaychevETH Zurich, Martin VechevETH Zurich
onward2014-papers10:52 - 11:15
Marcel TaeumelHasso Plattner Institute, Michael PerscheidHasso Plattner Institute, Bastian SteinertHasso Plattner Institute, Jens LinckeHasso Plattner Institute, Robert HirschfeldHPI
onward2014-papers11:15 - 11:37
Stéphane ConversyUniversity of Toulouse - ENAC
onward2014-papers11:37 - 12:00
Eric WalkingshawUniversity of Marburg, Christian KästnerCarnegie Mellon University, Martin ErwigOregon State University, Sven ApelUniversity of Passau, Eric BoddenFraunhofer SIT and TU Darmstadt