Programmers Are Users Too: Human-Centered Methods for Improving Programming Tools

@article{Myers2016ProgrammersAU,
  title={Programmers Are Users Too: Human-Centered Methods for Improving Programming Tools},
  author={Brad A. Myers and Andrew Jensen Ko and Thomas D. LaToza and YoungSeok Yoon},
  journal={Computer},
  year={2016},
  volume={49},
  pages={44-52}
}
Human-centered methods can help researchers better understand and meet programmers' needs. Because programming is a human activity, many of these methods can be used without change. However, some programmer needs require new methods, which can also be applied to domains other than software engineering. This article features five Web extras. The video at https://youtu.be/4PH9-qi-yTQ demonstrates Azurite, an Eclipse plug-in with a selective undo feature that lets programmers more easily backtrack… CONTINUE READING
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