TU Darmstadt / ULB / TUbiblio

FeedBaG: An Interaction Tracker for Visual Studio

Amann, Sven and Proksch, Sebastian and Nadi, Sarah :
FeedBaG: An Interaction Tracker for Visual Studio.
[Online-Edition: http://sven-amann.de/publications/feedbag.pdf]
In: International Conference on Program Comprehension, May 16–17, 2016, Austin, Texas, USA. In: ICPC .
[Conference or Workshop Item] , (2016)

Official URL: http://sven-amann.de/publications/feedbag.pdf

Abstract

Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) provide a convenient standalone solution that supports developers during various phases of software development. In order to provide better support for developers within such IDEs, we need to understand how developers use them. To infer useful conclusions, such information should be gathered for different types of IDEs, for different programming languages, and in different development settings.

In this paper, we present FEEDBAG, an extension for Visual Studio that tracks developers’ interactions with the IDE. FEEDBAG generates a rich stream of interaction events and provides means for developers to review and submit the data to a server. We recently used the tool in a study, recording more than 6,300 hours of work time. Future studies with different user groups are needed to explore and compare IDE-usage aspects, like code-comprehension assistance, in detail. Therefore, we publish FEEDBAG and encourage other researchers to use it as well.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2016
Creators: Amann, Sven and Proksch, Sebastian and Nadi, Sarah
Title: FeedBaG: An Interaction Tracker for Visual Studio
Language: English
Abstract:

Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) provide a convenient standalone solution that supports developers during various phases of software development. In order to provide better support for developers within such IDEs, we need to understand how developers use them. To infer useful conclusions, such information should be gathered for different types of IDEs, for different programming languages, and in different development settings.

In this paper, we present FEEDBAG, an extension for Visual Studio that tracks developers’ interactions with the IDE. FEEDBAG generates a rich stream of interaction events and provides means for developers to review and submit the data to a server. We recently used the tool in a study, recording more than 6,300 hours of work time. Future studies with different user groups are needed to explore and compare IDE-usage aspects, like code-comprehension assistance, in detail. Therefore, we publish FEEDBAG and encourage other researchers to use it as well.

Title of Book: Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Program Comprehension
Series Name: ICPC
Divisions: Department of Computer Science > Software Technology
Department of Computer Science
Event Title: International Conference on Program Comprehension
Event Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Event Dates: May 16–17, 2016
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2016 07:44
Official URL: http://sven-amann.de/publications/feedbag.pdf
Export:

Optionen (nur für Redakteure)

View Item View Item