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Exploring Software Code to Understand Design Intentions

DECODER Poster October 2020
Date: October 6, 2020
Authors:  Virgile Prevosto (CEA List) and Olivier Bouzereau (OW2)
Publications: Rocking Robots, Medium

In order to ease collaboration between programmers, testers, and system operators, the DECODER platform provides deep analysis of source code repositories involved in business applications or embedded systems.

The goal of DECODER is to improve the efficiency of development, testing, verification and validation through a centralized platform. This platform is a work in progress, as it consolidates various sources of information to keep the knowledge about source code repositories, libraries and components in sync. An original feature of the project is that it considers software code as a form of natural language. Therefore, it relies on NLP (Natural Language Processing) tools and semi-formal abstract models to understand the intentions and the properties of source code.

DECODER Horizontal Poster

Due to the pandemic lockdown, we had to adapt the DECODER poster to screen displays. RCIS 2020 gave us a first opportunity to participate with a new horizontal poster, designed for PC & TV screens, along with an unprecedented explainer video.

#Success Story DECODER

DECODER featured in July's #Success Story of the Austrian National Funding Agency FFG. The full article (in German) is available here.

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The DECODER Project will be showcased at OW2online’20, June 17

Several hundreds of OW2 members and partners will learn more about the DECODER Software Project Intelligence Platform designed for DevOps teams, during the OW2 annual conference.

Paris, June 3, 2020 - The DECODER Project team is glad to present a smarter environment for DevOps teams at OW2online’20. The DECODER project gathers seven members from four European countries, including one University, one research organization, two industrial partners and three SMEs. It is coordinated by Technikon, with CEA List as Technical Leader and involves OW2 as dissemination leader and use case provider. 

View the full Press Release.

Programmez! 2020 Article

Programmez! April 2020

Title: Understanding external codes, mastering dependancies

Abstract: Opening the second part of a large DevOps dossier distributed over two issues, this Programmez! French article reveals DevOps best practices through the description of two ongoing European-funded Horizon 2020 research projects: DECODER and FASTEN.

OW2con'19 Press Review

OW2con'19 Press Review

Title: OW2con'19 confirms the industrial maturity of open source

Abstract: The OW2 open source community supports multiple innovative European projects. It signals cooperation around open codes as a key for IT industry services.

On June 12th and 13th, at Orange's innovation center in Paris Châtillon, the OW2 open source community brought together more than 300 decision-makers and developers from 13 different nationalities. The opportunity to confirm the concrete progress of the members and projects of the association, and its growing role in European research, through Horizon 2020 projects in particular. OW2's annual conference provides an overview of European open source research with Aegis, Crossminer, Decoder, Fasten, Melodic, ReachOut, and Stamp projects, with research projects often delivering open and actionable tools by corporate IT departments.

OW2 Introduces DECODER Research Project at OW2con’19

Combining Natural Language Processing techniques, modelling techniques and formal methods,
DECODER will deliver the first Software Project Intelligence platform.

Paris, June 12, 2019 - OW2, the international community dedicated to help develop and promote a code base of open source software for information systems is presenting today at OW2con’19, for the first time publicly, the new DECODER research project. OW2con'19 is being held June 12-13 at Orange Gardens, the Orange innovation center in Paris-Châtillon. 

DECODER is a collaborative project driven by CEA (Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives) as technical leader and coordinated by Technikon. Project partners include Universitat Politècnica de València, Capgemini Group, Sysgo, Tree Technology, and OW2.

DECODER stands for DEveloper COmpanion for Documented and annotatEd code Reference. DECODER is developing the first Software Project Intelligence platform. It will assist developers in the task of understanding the software project in which they are involved. This will be achieved by providing different views of the software project and mechanisms to navigate between the different software assets. DECODER will also bring automatic generation of annotations, documents and resources to help understand and improve software code. 

With the DECODER open source Integrated Development Environment (IDE) developers will write high quality code that are more secure and better aligned with requirements and maintainers will immediately know what has been done, how and with what tools.

Reducing the software project learning curve and increasing the developers productivity are both objectives of the project : « DECODER will provide a new interface to developers with views at different abstraction levels, and with a focus on very specific aspects of the software project such as file dependencies, modularization, and data structures used », explains Victoria Torres, Researcher at UPV.

The DECODER project received funding from the European Union (Horizon 2020-ICT-2018-2020 Information and Communication Technologies, grant agreement 824231). It started on January 1, 2019 and runs for 36 months.

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DECODER H2020 Project Started

OW2con'19 Press Review
Title: Four new H2020 EU research projects started
Original Title: TECHNIKON, Villach - vier neue H2020 EU-Forschungsprojekte gestartet
Posted: Presse Text - MyCity24.at
Source: Technikon
Date: 16/01/2019

Abstract: EU projects in the field of cancer research, software development, autonomous driving, rail technology started.

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