Mon 26 Oct 2015 10:50 - 11:10 at Grand Station 5 - Tools Chair(s): Thomas LaToza

This paper evaluates a design-driven, tool-based approach, named DiaSuite, dedicated to developing IoT applications. Specifically, we measure the usability and the learning cost of DiaSuite as a first step to assess the potential for transferring this technology to the industrial practice of this domain. We assess the learning cost to use DiaSuite by involving four professional programmers in a controlled experiment in software engineering. This experiment brings preliminary evidence that the DiaSuite technology can be used effectively by professional developers after only half a day of training. We then present qualitative data about the usage and usability of DiaSuite, collected from developers, and using questionnaires and interviews. Finally, we discuss lessons learned from this work.

An Evaluation of the DiaSuite Toolset by Professional Developers (plateau2015-kabac.pdf)195KiB

Mon 26 Oct
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10:30 - 12:00: ToolsPLATEAU at Grand Station 5
Chair(s): Thomas LaTozaGeorge Mason University
10:30 - 10:50
Talk
Frequency Distribution of Error Messages
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David PritchardUniversity of Waterloo, Canada
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10:50 - 11:10
Talk
An Evaluation of the DiaSuite Toolset by Professional Developers
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Milan KabáčUniversity of Bordeaux / Inria Bordeaux / LaBRI, Nic VolanschiInria Bordeaux, Charles ConselUniversity of Bordeaux
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11:10 - 11:30
Talk
Aiding Programmers using Lightweight Integrated Code Visualization
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Per Ola KristenssonUniversity of Cambridge, Chung Leung LamUniversity of Cambridge
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11:30 - 11:40
Talk
Towards moldable development tools
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Andrei ChişUniversity of Bern, Switzerland, Tudor Gîrbatudorgirba.com, Switzerland, Oscar NierstraszUniversity of Bern, Switzerland
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11:40 - 11:53
Talk
Understanding the Effects of Code Presentation
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Jason JacquesUniversity of Cambridge, Per Ola KristenssonUniversity of Cambridge
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