Supporting Cooperative Software Development through a Multimedia Environment

  • Adérito Marcos
Conference paper
Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)

Abstract

Systems to support Cooperative Software Development (CSD) have as main goal to enable several users connected over a network to work together in order to develop software. They have to solve problems such as: coherence maintenance of the software project through the distributed system by managing possible conflicts between local versions of each group member and promote the necessary mechanisms for the inter-group awareness and integrity.

The objective of the current paper is to introduce a distributed and multimedia solution to support CSD. We describe here our own CSD prototype — it enables a group of developers (2 to 4), possibly located at remote places and connected over network, to develop software together. A cooperative multimedia editing environment is available for the whole Development Cycle, enclosing mechanisms of computer-conferencing (text, audio and video communications).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adérito Marcos
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Computer GraphicsDarmstadtGermany

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