Testing and Debugging in Spreadsheet-Like Visual Programming Languages

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By Margaret Burnett burnett@CS.ORST.EDU

A group of us has been working on the problem of how users of visual programming languages might go about testing and debugging their visual programs. At this time, we are concentrating our work on the spreadsheet family of languages. Our goal is to bring some of the benefits of organized testing and debugging to these kinds of users and programmers. Our approach is a highly visual approach that is tightly integrated into a visual environment. We are prototyping our approach using Forms/3.

The researchers involved in this project are Margaret Burnett, Gregg Rothermel, Curtis Cook, Thomas Green, and several student researchers. For more information, see:http://www.CS.ORST.EDU/~grother/vptestdebug.html