2014 Second IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization (VISSOFT) (2014)
Victoria, BC, Canada
Sept. 29, 2014 to Sept. 30, 2014
Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) have become the de facto standard vehicle to develop software systems. The user interface (UI) of an IDE offers a staggering amount of facilities to manipulate source code, such as inspectors, debuggers, recommenders, alternative viewers, etc. It is unclear how developers use the UI of an IDE and whether such UIs actually give appropriate support to the developers. We present a visual approach to understand and characterize development sessions from the UI perspective. The tool supporting our approach mines and processes the finest-grained UI-level events making up development sessions and presents them visually. We have collected, visualized, and analyzed hundreds of development sessions and report on our findings.
Data visualization, Visualization, Containers, Inspection, Tracking, Navigation, Debugging
R. Minelli, A. Mocci, M. Lanza and L. Baracchi, "Visualizing Developer Interactions," 2014 Second IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization (VISSOFT), Victoria, BC, Canada, 2014, pp. 147-156.