A High-level View of Java Applications

Bodden, Eric (2003) A High-level View of Java Applications. In: OOPSLA'03 ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Object-Oriented Systems, Languages and Applications (Companion). (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Static analysis of object-oriented applications has become widespread over the last decade, mainly in the context of compile-time optimizations. The paper describes how static analysis of virtual method calls can be employed to provide a high-level view of Java applications. The result is a method call graph that can be built from either source or bytecode, and a graphical browser that enables the user to analyze control flow and the coupling between classes and packages in an intuitive fashion, thereby supporting application design as well as refactoring and debugging. In order to achieve the necessary bijection between source and bytecode representations of classes, we implement a new approach based on source code pre-processing.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional information: Finalist in the ACM SIGPLAN Student Research Competition, 2003.
Uncontrolled keywords: JAnalyzer, Java, Static analysis
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:00
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2009 14:10
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13896 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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