Research Tool to Support Feature Configuration in Software Product Lines
|Year of Publication||
Fourth International Workshop on Variability Modelling of Software-Intensive Systems, Linz, Austria, January 27-29, 2010. Proceedings
Configuring a large Software Product Line can be a complex and cognitively challenging task. The numerous relationships that can exist between different system elements such as features and their implementing artefacts can make the process time consuming and error prone. Appropriate tool support is key to the efficiency of the process and quality of the final product. We present our research prototype tool which takes a considered approach to feature configuration using visualisation techniques and aspects of cognitive theory. We demonstrate how it uses these to support fundamental feature configuration tasks.