Debugging Behaviour of Embedded-Software Developers: An Exploratory Study

TitleDebugging Behaviour of Embedded-Software Developers: An Exploratory Study
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsArafa, P., D. Solomon, S. Navabpour, and S. Fischmeister
Conference NameIEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC)
Conference LocationRaleigh, USA

Many researchers have studied the behaviour of successful developers while debugging desktop software. In this paper, we investigate the embedded-software debugging by intermediate programmers through an exploratory study. The bugs are semantic low-level errors, and the participants are students who completed a real-time operating systems course in addition to five other programming courses. We compare between the behaviour involved in successful debugging attempts versus 
unsuccessful ones. We describe some characteristics of smooth and  successful debugging behaviour.

Refereed DesignationRefereed
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