Manual of Connecta

Belo Horizonte – Brazil - 2015


Features of Connecta


New Review

A new analysis will scan on the bytecode of a Java program by finding its components, for thereby calculate the values of their metrics.

Click File -> New Analysis



Then, click in Add Files -> In the dialog box, select the directory of the bytecode file system -> Click Scan




A window will be opened with all the metrics system calculated, as follows.

To view the details of the system, simply click on Details.

When selecting a class it is possible to view details by clicking Class Details, as following illustration:




To visualize the connection details, simply select a connection and click in the button Connection Details and, then, a window will open with all the details of the selected connection.




Returning the screen with system metrics, we can also save the file or export your data, by clicking the Save to File and Export button, respectively.

It is also possible to visualize the model Little House clicking the View button.


When selecting View the software will be disposed macroscopic way, as the following figure:



There are several options to change the model visualization and interaction with it. We can visualize each class separately, by clicking: View -> Layout -> Circular, so the system will have the shape of the figure below.




You can change the label that accompanies each class, you can use the class ID, her name or Little House component that is.

To this must go View -> Label and perform the desired choice. The interaction with the figure can also be adjusted by the Picking mode, which allows you to select a number of classes and change their position in the figure, the Transforming mode  can frame the view of the way that best suits you, this option is set to View -> Mode.


Query on file

The query on file show the results of an analysis previously performed through without extension file that is obtained by the New analysis.

To do this, click Research -> Query on file -> Select File. Select the file with no extension and click Show Results.

The system results will be arranged on the screen, as follows.


Selecting the Connections tab, you can view the metrics of connections, as shown below:


Query and Viewing

The new query and visualization reproduces the results already collected by an analysis carried out through its .vis file.

Click in Research -> Query and Viewing -> Select Files. Then select the file .vis  and click Show result.




We can see that the screen is displayed with all system metrics, which had been calculated previously, with this you can analyze the data and view the Little House model, without having to remake the analysis of the bytecode of these classes.

Compare Versions

To compare versions it is necessary that at some earlier time have already been made the analysis of the two versions and have their files .vis and .NET stored.

Go to Tool -> Compare Versions -> Select the first and second version files (file .NET and .vis ) in their respective places -> Show Results.





Connecta reports the data (name and component) of the classes that was removed from or inserted in the system, by component.



Connecta also reports the data of the classes that moved from component.



Connecta reports a summary of total classes, by each component, allowing the numerical comparison of the Little House topology between the two versions.



After making the comparison between versions, you can save this information by clicking theSave to File’ button.