Hard-to-answer questions about code

  title={Hard-to-answer questions about code},
  author={Thomas D. LaToza and Brad A. Myers},
  booktitle={PLATEAU '10},
To build new tools and programming languages that make it easier for professional software developers to create, debug, and understand code, it is helpful to better understand the questions that developers ask during coding activities. We surveyed professional software developers and asked them to list hard-to-answer questions that they had recently asked about code. 179 respondents reported 371 questions. We then clustered these questions into 21 categories and 94 distinct questions. The most… CONTINUE READING
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