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Vista: a user interface for a distributed object-oriented software engineering environment

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>01/1992
<mark>Journal</mark>Software Engineering Journal
Number of pages10
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This paper describes a prototype user interface for a distributed software engineering environment, where the components of the environment are autonomous agents with some inherent decision-making capabilities. Agents may be distributed across a local-or wide-area network. Two forms of interaction are supported; namely, direct manipulation and message passing. Synchronous interaction is supported via the direct manipulation of system objects. Asynchronous interaction is managed by a central server agent, distributing electronic mail messages to the appropriate human or automated agents. The functionality of the system is illustrated by examples drawn from the domain of software development.