Visualization of complex IT structures Munich, April 18, 2013 – aim of the community project from science, IT professionals and industry is meaningful to represent software systems of large companies. Specifically, the software cards give insights into the development process of the IT infrastructure. In the virtual cities possible foci identified faster and more reliable than ever before. The Munich-based specialists in software by MaibornWolff et al in audits, evaluations and in the consulting see a wide range of applications. Up to the middle of the year to the methodology and a first tool for use in audits be finalized. The Parallels to real city maps, land use plans and zoning surprise even software experts: even the metaphor of the city opened a new access to the increasingly complex structures and properties of software. The project team but warns too much to strain the image: the cards open up quick access to information about a software system, but replace the Competence of the IT architects”, explains Alexander Hofmann, technical director of MaibornWolff et al. software cities consistently represent complex IT systems and allow it to represent different features and scenarios.
The maps show hot spots, still experienced architects assess how can be caused for example by frequent changes to alternating developers how critical they are.” Steadily rising challenges in software development: software architectures for large companies are always more expensive to assess, manage and maintain. At the same time they represent significant investments and increasing their contribution to the success of the company. To meet the increasing rationalisation pressure and ever-increasing quality demands, mission-critical information must in no time can be prepared and evaluated. The project software maps for system audits”with the city metaphor provides a novel approach and creates a holistic Overview of the development of software systems. The city maps lead essential structural information such as Komplexitatsmetriken, dependencies and the construction activities”the developers together.