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An Evaluation of the DiaSuite Toolset by Professional Developers


This paper evaluates a design-driven, tool-based approach, named DiaSuite, dedicated to developing applications involving sensors and actuators. Specifically, we evaluate the usability and the learning cost of DiaSuite as a first step to assess the potential for transferring this technology to the industrial practice of this domain. We assess the cost of learning DiaSuite by involving four professional programmers in a usability study involving a software engineering task. This experiment brings preliminary evidence that the DiaSuite technology can be used effectively by professional developers after only half a day of training. We then present qualitative data about the usage and usability of DiaSuite, collected from developers, via questionnaires and interviews. Finally, we discuss lessons learned from this work.
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hal-01225640 , version 1 (06-11-2015)


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Milan Kabáč, Nic Volanschi, Charles Consel. An Evaluation of the DiaSuite Toolset by Professional Developers: Learning Cost and Usability. Workshop on Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools (PLATEAU) 2015, Oct 2015, Pittsburgh, United States. ⟨hal-01225640⟩


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