Striking the balance between agility and reliability through change-centric software development.
Most prototype tools developed during the Cha-Q project have been open-sourced and are available online:
The meta-model developed for Cha-Q defines a representation for various types of artefacts that are part of a software project: source code, bug reports, version control information, mailing lists, ... This makes it possible to query and reason about these artefacts in a more uniform manner. What sets this meta-model apart is its support for fine-grained changes between artefacts, which makes it a suitable platform for building change-aware tools.
Git repository: https://gitlab.soft.vub.ac.be/cha-q/model-core
To automate the process of performing similar source code changes in multiple locations, we created a template-based program transformation tool. In other words, a tool with an expressive power similar to complex transformation languages, but with a much lower learning curve, closer to a simple search-replace dialog. This tool can be used in a variety of different situations: creating custom refactorings, fixing multiple occurrences of a bug, updating libraries/frameworks to newer versions, performing recurring maintenance tasks, etc.
Git repository: https://github.com/cderoove/damp.ekeko.snippets
Eclipse update site: http://soft.vub.ac.be/~cderoove/eclipse