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2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) (2000)
Brisbane, Australia
Nov. 23, 2000 to Nov. 25, 2000
ISSN: 1095-1350
ISBN: 0-7695-0881-2
pp: 184
Margaret-Anne D. Storey , University of Victoria
Susan Elliott Sim , University of Toronto
ABSTRACT
This paper describes a structured tool demonstration, a hybrid evaluation technique that combines elements from experiments, case studies, and technology demonstrations. Developers of program understanding tools were invited to bring their tools to a common location to participate in a scenario with a common subject system. Working simultaneously, the tool teams were given reverse engineering tasks and maintenance tasks to complete on an unfamiliar subject system. Observers were assigned to each team to find out how useful the observed program comprehension tool would be in an industrial setting. A workshop panel followed the demonstration where the development teams and the observers presented their results and findings from this experience.
INDEX TERMS
Empirical study, program comprehension, tool evaluation
CITATION
Margaret-Anne D. Storey, Susan Elliott Sim, "A Structured Demonstration of Program Comprehension Tools", 2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE), vol. 00, no. , pp. 184, 2000, doi:10.1109/WCRE.2000.891465
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