Immediate Search in the IDE as an Example of Socio-Technical Congruence in Search-Driven Development

Kuhn, Adrian (2010). Immediate Search in the IDE as an Example of Socio-Technical Congruence in Search-Driven Development. In: ICSE Workshop on Search-Driven Development-Users, Infrastructure, Tools and Evaluation, 2010, SUITE '10. (pp. 25-28). New York: Association for Computing Machinery ACM 10.1145/1809175.1809182

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Search-driven development is mainly concerned with code reuse but also with code navigation and debugging. In this essay we look at search-driven navigation in the IDE. We consider Smalltalk-80 as an example of a programming system with search-driven navigation capabilities and explore its human factors. We present how immediate search results lead to a user experience of code browsing rather than one of waiting for and clicking through search results. We explore the socio-technical congruence of immediate search, ie unification of tasks and breakpoints with method calls, which leads to simpler and more extensible development tools. Eventually we conclude with remarks on the socio-technical congruence of search-driven development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Division/Institute: 08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF)
UniBE Contributor: Kuhn, Adrian
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery ACM
Language: English
Submitter: Factscience Import
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 14:17
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2016 10:23
Publisher DOI: 10.1145/1809175.1809182
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/4950 (FactScience: 209608)

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