[Pharo-users] CodeCity

Richard Wettel wettel at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 16:27:47 EDT 2014


You’re welcome, Doru.
I’m happy to give something back to the moose and pharo communities.

Ricky



On 11 Mar 2014, at 14:35, Tudor Girba <tudor at tudorgirba.com> wrote:

> Beautiful! (I have been spoiled by being exposed to this for quite some time now :))
> 
> Thanks, Ricky. This is a valuable addition.
> 
> Cheers,
> Doru
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 2:29 PM, Richard Wettel <wettel at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all
> 
> After the short preview at the last Moose Dojo, I am happy to let you know that the first version of the brand new CodeCity is out.
> 
> CodeCity is a 3D visualization engineased on a city metaphor, which enables us to depict software systems as cities. If you want to know more about this approach, have a look here:
> http://www.inf.usi.ch/phd/wettel/codecity.html
> 
> I have now implemented the basic functionality of CodeCity in Pharo and integrated it with Moose. Here is a code city of ArgoUML in the new CodeCity:
> 
> <CodeCity-Argo.png>
> 
> To install CodeCity, you need to run this code in a Moose image (setting Moose as a prerequisite is on my TODO list):
> 
> Gofer new 
>    smalltalkhubUser: 'RichardWettel' project: 'CodeCity';
>    configuration;
>    load.
> (Smalltalk at: #ConfigurationOfCodeCity) loadDevelopment
> 
> You can also get the latest successful build from:
> http://ci.inria.fr/moose/job/codecity/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/codecity.zip
> 
> The new CodeCity does not provide a configuration UI, but it relies on scripting. A script to obtain a city visualization of a Moose model is shown here:
> 
> <CodeCity-ArgoScript.png>
> 
> 
> A good way to get familiar with the scripting API of CodeCity are the examples. You can open CCBuilder in the new workspace (Playground) and you can browse the examples (the "e.g." tab). 
> 
> <PharoScreenshot.5.png>
> 
> While CodeCity was initially aimed at software systems only, there is nothing that stops us to use it at visualizing any kind of data! One example was the visualization of the data taken from a database (population, city, countries, continents) presented at the Moose Dojo. I'm sure Doru will be pleased to show you more of that.
> 
> In conclusion, I hope you'll enjoy playing/working with CodeCity as much as I have been enjoying re-implementing it in the last few months. Playing with CodeCity integrated in the Moose workflows is pure fun. But don' take my word for it, just give it a try!
> 
> Cheers
> Ricky
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> www.tudorgirba.com
> 
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