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Comparing the Defect Reduction Benefits of Code Inspection and Test-Driven Development
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
By Jerod W. Wilkerson,Jay F. Nunamaker,Rick Mercer
Issue Date:May 2012
pp. 547-560
This study is a quasi experiment comparing the software defect rates and implementation costs of two methods of software defect reduction: code inspection and test-driven development. We divided participants, consisting of junior and senior computer scienc...
A snapshot of studio based learning: code reviews as a means of community building
Found in: Companion to the 23rd ACM SIGPLAN conference on Object oriented programming systems languages and applications (OOPSLA Companion '08)
By David West, Eugene Wallingford, Joseph Bergin, Pamela M. Rostal, Richard P. Gabriel, Rick Mercer, Robert C. Duvall
Issue Date:October 2008
pp. 186-189
Studio Based Learning is an educational process that has found more success in the humanities than the sciences. In these disciplines most learning is done in the studio, with apprentices and journeymen working at the elbow of a practicing master. When app...
Writing a textbook: walking the gauntlet
Found in: Proceedings of the thirty-second SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE '01)
By Elliot Koffman, Nell Dale, Rick Mercer, Walter Savitch
Issue Date:February 2001
pp. 313-317
Writing my first textbook was an eye-opening experience. I had to dig deep. I had ideas I was excited about and found others that were excited about them as well. I also found strong opposition to my approach, which was difficult for publishers to evaluate...
Evaluating object-oriented design
Found in: Addendum to the 1998 proceedings of the conference on Object-oriented programming, systems, languages, and applications (Addendum) (OOPSLA '98 Addendum)
By Eugene Wallingford, Rick Mercer, Robert Biddle
Issue Date:January 1998
pp. 150-151
We consider the problem of delivering an effective fine-grained clustering tool to implementors and users of object-oriented database systems. This work emphasizes on-line clustering mechanisms, as contrasted with earlier work that concentrates on clusteri...
Resources for early object design education
Found in: Addendum to the 1997 ACM SIGPLAN conference on Object-oriented programming, systems, languages, and applications (Addendum) (OOPSLA '97)
By Rick Mercer, Robert Biddle
Issue Date:October 1997
pp. 99-104
A new garbage collection algorithm for distributed object systems, called DMOS (Distributed. Mature Object Space), is presented. It is derived from two previous algorithms, MOS (Mature Object Space), sometimes called the train algorithm, and PMOS (Persiste...