Ecological Studies of Professional Programmers (Introduction to the Special Section)

  title={Ecological Studies of Professional Programmers (Introduction to the Special Section)},
  author={Ben Shneiderman and John M. Carroll},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
For over two decades, software psychology researchers have been developing insights to software productivity and quality by investigating builders and users of software. This research has been diverse in both its approach and its impacts. It has introduced systematic behavioral measurement into the software development process and into research on new software techniques and technologies, and has also opened up new social and cognitive interpretations of software processes [5, 12]. We now see… CONTINUE READING

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