CSE Seminar: “Searching for the User Interface: First Steps”

Today, I attended a CSE Seminar given by Professor Steven Reiss from Brown University Computer Science Department. He started the seminar by explaining the difficulty in interface coding because of its complexity and buggy environment. One solution would be to reuse the code that is already out there by modifying and incorporating it into your program. But how do you get these code? This is where Professor Reiss research comes in. He is currently developing a framework where users or programmers can search the internet and get access to the code that already exist. His framework that he showed a demo during the seminar was like how Google is for user to search information across the internet instead now its code searching. His framework which is still in development would take various search parameters and specification and perform the search. But there is more to his framework than just searching code, it also analyzes and tests the code to see if it will compiled which is key to using the code. If it does not compile the code will be useless to the programmer. His end goal for his research is to develop framework where programmer can search and implement code to write fully programs automatically without writing any code.

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About lunur16

I am undergraduate student at Lehigh University. I am from Allentown, Pennsylvania. My intended major is Computer Engineering and possibly a minor in Business.
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One Response to CSE Seminar: “Searching for the User Interface: First Steps”

  1. luengineer says:

    For those interested in hearing more about Professor Reiss, you can watch the entire seminar (also given a few days earlier online) at research.microsoft.com:
    URL: http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/default.aspx?id=211361

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