A Framework for Communicability of Software Documentation

A Framework for Communicability of Software Documentation

Pankaj Kamthan (Concordia University, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-060-8.ch017
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Abstract

The role of communication is central to any software development. The documentation forms the message carrier within the communication infrastructure of a software project. As software development processes shift from predictive to adaptive environments and serve an ever more hardware diverse demographic, new communication challenges arise. For example, an engineer may want to be able to remotely author a document in a shell environment without the need of any special purpose software, port it to different computer architectures, and provide different views of it to users without making modifications to the original. However, the current state of affairs of software documentation is inadequate to respond to such expectations.

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