Does a programmer's activity indicate knowledge of code?

@inproceedings{Fritz2007DoesAP,
  title={Does a programmer's activity indicate knowledge of code?},
  author={Thomas Fritz and Gail C. Murphy and Emily Hill},
  booktitle={ESEC/SIGSOFT FSE},
  year={2007}
}
The practice of software development can likely be improved if an externalized model of each programmer's knowledge of a particular code base is available. Some tools already assume a useful form of such a model can be created from data collected during development, such as expertise recommenders that use information about who has changed each file to suggest who might answer questions about particular parts of a system. In this paper, we report on an empirical study that investigates whether a… CONTINUE READING
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