Improving GISBuilder with Runtime Product Preview

  • Alejandro CortiñasEmail author
  • Carlo Bernaschina
  • Miguel R. Luaces
  • Piero Fraternali
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10360)


Software product lines allow users with little development experience to configure and generate applications. On the web this approach is becoming more and more popular due to the low time required to bring a new release to the final users. The architecture of web applications though require complex development environments in order to allow users to test and evaluate a new configuration. In this work we present a novel approach, based on in-browser generation and emulation techniques, which can be applied to real-world state of the art software product lines, reducing test deployment complexity and enabling an agile development cycle.


Software product lines Agile software development Rapid prototyping Geographic information systems 



The work of the authors from UDC has been funded by MINECO (PGE & FEDER) [TIN2016-78011-C4-1-R, TIN2016-77158-C4-3-R, TIN2013-46238-C4-3-R, TIN2013-46801-C4-3-R]; CDTI and MINECO [Ref. IDI-20141259, Ref. ITC-20151305, Ref. ITC-20151247]; Xunta de Galicia (FEDER) [Ref. ED431G/01].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alejandro Cortiñas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carlo Bernaschina
    • 2
  • Miguel R. Luaces
    • 1
  • Piero Fraternali
    • 2
  1. 1.Databases LaboratoryUniversidade da CoruñaA CoruñaSpain
  2. 2.DEIBPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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