An automated refactoring tool for dataflow visual programming language

@article{Sui2008AnAR,
  title={An automated refactoring tool for dataflow visual programming language},
  author={Yangyi Sui and Jun Lin and Xiaotuo Zhang},
  journal={SIGPLAN Notices},
  year={2008},
  volume={43},
  pages={21-28}
}
Refactoring tools are extremely important to prevent errors and reduce consumed time. But these tools only support text-based languages, especially in Object Oriented languages. In order to accommodate the situation that Dataflow Visual Programming Languages (DFVPLs) are more and more popular, an automated refactoring tool for DFVPL was proposed. DFVPL was divided into two layers---visual layer and dataflow layer. Two layers mutually evolved, which ensured correctness of visual elements and… CONTINUE READING
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