Flower: Navigating program flow in the IDE

  title={Flower: Navigating program flow in the IDE},
  author={Justin Smith and Chris Brown and Emerson R. Murphy-Hill},
  journal={2017 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC)},
Program navigation is a critical task for software developers. State-of-the-art tools have been shown to support effective program navigation strategies, and do so by adding widgets, secondary views, and visualizations to the screen. In this work, we build on prior work by exploring what types of navigation can be supported with relatively few interface elements. To that end, we designed and implemented a prototype tool, named Flower, that supports structural program navigation while… CONTINUE READING