Facilitating collaboration in a distributed software development environment using P2P architecture
Purvis, Martin; Savarimuthu, Bastin Tony Roy; Purvis, Maryam A.
This paper describes efforts to facilitate collaborative work in a distributed environment by providing infrastructure that facilitates the understanding of inter-connected processes involved and how they interact. In this work we describe how our agent-based framework supports these. This distributed work environment makes use of both P2P and client-server architectures. Using an example of developing an open source software system, we explain how a collaborative work environment can be achieved. In particular we address how the support for coordination, collaboration and communication are provided using our framework.
Publisher: University of Otago
Series number: 2006/05
Research Type: Discussion Paper