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11 years 5 months ago
End-Users Productivity in Model-Based Spreadsheets: An Empirical Study
Abstract. Spreadsheets are widely used and studies show that most of the existing ones contain non-trivial errors. To improve end-users productivity, recent research proposes the u...
Laura Beckwith, Jácome Cunha, João P...
123views more  JSS 2010»
11 years 8 months ago
Composition of architectural models: Empirical analysis and language support
Managing the architectural description (AD) of a complex software system and maintaining consistency among the different models is a demanding task. To understand the underlying p...
Nelis Boucké, Danny Weyns, Tom Holvoet
100views more  INFSOF 2010»
12 years 5 days ago
Investigating the impact of a measurement program on software quality
Context: Measurement programs have been around for several decades but have been often misused or misunderstood by managers and developers. This misunderstanding prevented their a...
Houari A. Sahraoui, Lionel C. Briand, Yann-Gaë...
133views more  TSE 2002»
12 years 1 months ago
Quality, Productivity, and Learning in Framework-Based Development: An Exploratory Case Study
This paper presents an empirical study in an industrial context on the production of software using a framework. Frameworks are semicomplete applications, usually implemented as a ...
Maurizio Morisio, Daniele Romano, Ioannis Stamelos
117views more  TSE 2002»
12 years 1 months ago
An Empirical Analysis of C Preprocessor Use
This is the first empirical study of the use of the C macro preprocessor, Cpp. To determine how the
Michael D. Ernst, Greg J. Badros, David Notkin
12 years 1 months ago
Let's Get Physical! In, Out and Around the Gaming Circle of Physical Gaming at Home
Physical gaming is a genre of computer games that has recently been made available for the home. But what does it mean to bring games home that were originally designed for play in...
Allison Sall, Rebecca E. Grinter
120views more  IEE 2008»
12 years 1 months ago
Reducing the use of nullable types through non-null by default and monotonic non-null
With Java 5 annotations, we note a marked increase in tools that can statically detect potential null dereferences. To be effective such tools require that developers annotate decl...
Patrice Chalin, Perry R. James, Frédé...
12 years 1 months ago
An empirical study of privacy-violating information flows in JavaScript web applications
The dynamic nature of JavaScript web applications has given rise to the possibility of privacy violating information flows. We present an empirical study of the prevalence of such...
Dongseok Jang, Ranjit Jhala, Sorin Lerner, Hovav S...
12 years 3 months ago
Usability Evaluation Of The Moodle System From The Teachers' Perspective
This article presents an empirical study performed to evaluate the Moodle usability, from the point of view of teachers who are using this system to support their classes. The usa...
Tereza G. Kirner, Carlos de A. Custódio, Cl...
12 years 3 months ago
Empirical Study: Initial Population Diversity and Genetic Algorithm Performance
This article presents an empirical study regarding the hypothesis that higher diversity in initial populations for Genetic Algorithms can reduce the number of iterations required ...
Pedro A. Diaz-Gomez, Dean F. Hougen