ICPC 2019
Sat 25 - Sun 26 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
co-located with ICSE 2019

Several studies provide the questions developers ask during software evolution tasks, providing foundations for subsequent work. Nevertheless, none of them focus on Live Programming environments that gain in popularity as they are perceived to have a positive effect on programming tasks. Studying the impact of a Live Programming environment on software development activities is thus the goal of this study.

In a partial replication of the study by Sillito et al., we conducted 17 software evolution sessions in a Live Programming environment and report 1,161 developer questions asked during these sessions. We contrast our results with the results by Sillito et al., focusing on the question occurrences, question complexity and what information participants used to gain a required knowledge. We report eight new questions and observe that the Live Programming facilities do have an impact on the way developers ask questions about source code and use tools to gain corresponding knowledge.

Sat 25 May
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11:00 - 12:40: ICPC 2019 Presentations - Session II: Comprehending program comprehension II at Laurier
Chair(s): Fabio PetrilloUniversité du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada
icpc-2019-Technical-Research11:00 - 11:20
Djan Almeida SantosFederal Institute of Bahia, Cláudio Sant'Anna
icpc-2019-Technical-Research11:20 - 11:40
Juraj KubelkaUniversity of Chile, Romain RobbesFree University of Bozen-Bolzano, Alexandre BergelUniversity of Chile
icpc-2019-Technical-Research11:40 - 12:00
Lucian GonçalesUniversity of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Kleinner Farias, Bruno da SilvaCal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Jonathan Fessler
icpc-2019-Technical-Research12:00 - 12:20
Fengcai Wen, Csaba NagyUniversità della Svizzera italiana (USI), Gabriele BavotaUniversità della Svizzera italiana (USI), Michele LanzaUniversita della Svizzera italiana (USI)
icpc-2019-negative-results12:20 - 12:40
Mohammad Jafar MashhadiUniversity of Calgary, Hadi HemmatiUniversity of Calgary