How software engineers use documentation: the state of the practice

@article{Lethbridge2003HowSE,
  title={How software engineers use documentation: the state of the practice},
  author={Timothy Lethbridge and Janice Singer and Andrew Forward},
  journal={IEEE Software},
  year={2003},
  volume={20},
  pages={35-39}
}
Software engineering is a human task, and as such we must study what software engineers do and think. Understanding the normative practice of software engineering is the first step toward developing realistic solutions to better facilitate the engineering process. We conducted three studies using several data-gathering approaches to elucidate the patterns by which software engineers (SEs) use and update documentation. Our objective is to more accurately comprehend and model documentation use… CONTINUE READING
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