Haenni, Nicole; Lungu, Mircea; Schwarz, Niko; Nierstrasz, Oscar (2014). A Quantitative Analysis of Developer Information Needs in Software Ecosystems. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Ecosystem Architectures (WEA'14) (pp. 1-6). New York, NY, USA: ACM 10.1145/2642803.2642815
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We present the results of an investigation into the nature of information needs of software developers who work in projects that are part of larger ecosystems. This work is based on a quantitative survey of 75 professional software developers. We corroborate the results identified in the sur- vey with needs and motivations proposed in a previous sur- vey and discover that tool support for developers working in an ecosystem context is even more meager than we thought: mailing lists and internet search are the most popular tools developers use to satisfy their ecosystem-related information needs.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Division/Institute:||08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF) > Software Composition Group (SCG)
|UniBE Contributor:||Lungu, Mircea; Schwarz, Niko and Nierstrasz, Oscar Marius|
|Subjects:||000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
500 Science > 510 Mathematics
|Submitter:||Oscar Marius Nierstrasz|
|Date Deposited:||23 Apr 2015 09:33|
|Last Modified:||08 Feb 2017 11:35|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ecosystems scg-pub snf-asa scg14 jb14|