How do professional developers comprehend software?

  title={How do professional developers comprehend software?},
  author={Tobias Roehm and Rebecca Tiarks and Rainer Koschke and Walid Maalej},
  journal={2012 34th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)},
Research in program comprehension has considerably evolved over the past two decades. However, only little is known about how developers practice program comprehension under time and project pressure, and which methods and tools proposed by researchers are used in industry. This paper reports on an observational study of 28 professional developers from seven companies, investigating how developers comprehend software. In particular we focus on the strategies followed, information needed, and… CONTINUE READING
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