A Quantitative Analysis of Developer Information Needs in Software Ecosystems

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
ISBN: 978-1-4503-2778-7
Publisher: ACM
Language: English
Submitter: Oscar Marius Nierstrasz
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2015 09:33
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 11:35
Publisher DOI: 10.1145/2642803.2642815
Uncontrolled Keywords: ecosystems scg-pub snf-asa scg14 jb14
BORIS DOI: 10.7892/boris.67042
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/67042

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