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dc.contributor.author Lopez, Tamara
dc.contributor.author Petre, Marian
dc.contributor.author Nuseibeh, Bashar
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-04T09:00:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-04T09:00:00Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2724
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Software rarely works as intended when it is initially written. Things go wrong, and developers are commonly understood to form theories and strategies to deal with them. Much of this knowledge relates to ephemeral flaws rather than reported bugs, and is not captured in the software record. As a result, these flaws and understanding about them are neglected in software engineering research. In this paper we describe a study designed to elicit stories from software developers about problems they encounter in their daily work. We also offer preliminary thoughts about the utility of retrospective interviewing in getting at information about ephemeral flaws. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of 5th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE 2012) co-located with ICSE 2012;pp. 90-92
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1109/CHASE.2012.6223030
dc.rights “© 2012 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works. en_US
dc.subject dependability en_US
dc.subject software development en_US
dc.subject empirical studies en_US
dc.title Getting at ephemeral flaws en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
dc.relation.projectid 10/CE/I1855 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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