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Monto: A Disintegrated Development Environment

  • Anthony M. Sloane
  • Matthew Roberts
  • Scott Buckley
  • Shaun Muscat
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8706)

Abstract

Integrated development environments play a central role in the life of many software developers. Integrating new functionality into these environments is non-trivial and forms a significant barrier to entry. We describe our Monto architecture which aims to address this problem. Monto components communicate via text messages across an off-the-shelf messaging layer. The architecture imposes limited constraints which enables easy combination of components to form an environment. A prototype implementation shows that this approach is practical and shows promise for full-featured development environments.

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Text Editor Message Format Integrate Development Environment Abstract Syntax Tree Version Text 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony M. Sloane
    • 1
  • Matthew Roberts
    • 1
  • Scott Buckley
    • 1
  • Shaun Muscat
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ComputingMacquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia

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