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Bloqqi: Modular Feature-Based Block Diagram Programming

Fors, Niklas LU and Hedin, Görel LU (2016) International Symposium on New Ideas, New Paradigms, and Reflections on Programming and Software (Onward!) In International Symposium on New Ideas, New Paradigms, and Reflections on Programming and Software (Onward!)
Abstract
Automation programming is typically done using blocks and dataflow connections, in diagram languages that support user-defined block types. Often, these types are intended to be instantiated and connected to other blocks in common patterns, corresponding to anticipated variability. We present the new language mechanisms of wirings and recommendations that allow these intentions to be encoded as features in libraries. A wiring describes how a given block is typically connected to other blocks, and a recommendation describes where such a wiring is typically applied as a feature. This allows feature-based wizards to be generated for user-defined libraries, making it easy to construct applications that make use of the encoded patterns.
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International Symposium on New Ideas, New Paradigms, and Reflections on Programming and Software (Onward!)
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International Symposium on New Ideas, New Paradigms, and Reflections on Programming and Software (Onward!)
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10.1145/2986012.2986026
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  series       = {International Symposium on New Ideas, New Paradigms, and Reflections on Programming and Software (Onward!)},
  title        = {Bloqqi: Modular Feature-Based Block Diagram Programming},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2986012.2986026},
  year         = {2016},
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