ViTABaL: A visual language supporting design by tool abstraction

John C. Grundy, John G. Hosking

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We describe a visual language and environment for designing and implementing systems using the tool abstraction paradigm. This paradigm permits systems to be constructed from toolie and abstract data structure components, using an event response mechanism to handle inter-component interaction. This approach leads to systems more easily adapted to functional specification changes than with conventional design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Symposium on Visual Languages, Proceedings
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Symposium on Visual Languages 1995 - Darmstadt, Germany
Duration: 5 Sep 19959 Sep 1995
Conference number: 11th (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE Symposium on Visual Languages 1995
Abbreviated titleVL 1995
OtherA previous title of "IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human Centric Computing (VL/HCC)"
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