Welcome to the Lighthouse homepage. Lighthouse is a coordination tool by the Institute for Software Research at the University of California, Irvine. Lighthouse is implemented as an Eclipse plug-in that addresses three closely related coordination problems:

  1. Understanding how one's ongoing work influences that of others, and vice versa.
  2. Preventing unintended, undiscovered, and unauthorized design changes, and
  3. Knowing which parts of the code are stable, incomplete, or in flux.

These three problems are all related to the larger problem of how to best coordinate the efforts of multiple developers all working on the same project at the same time.

Latest Updates

[February 14, 2007] Added Eclipse Technology Exchange (ETX) workshop paper to the publications page.

[March 2, 2005] Added Role of Abstraction (ROA) workshop paper to the publications page.

[December 13, 2005] First release of the Lighthouse website.

Contact Us

If you have questions about Lighthouse please feel free to contact Isabella da Silva, YinYee Lai, Ping Chen, and Christopher Van der Westhuizen.