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ICSE 2019
Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
Thu 30 May 2019 11:00 - 11:20 at Duluth - Tool Taxonomy and Adoption Chair(s): Bogdan Vasilescu

Tools can help software developers perform their tasks quickly and accurately, yet maintaining awareness of useful tools is a substantial challenge for developers. Physical newsletters are a simple technique to inform developers about tools. In this paper, we evaluate such a technique, called Testing on the Toilet. We first quantitatively evaluate how effective this technique is by applying statistical causal inference over six years of data about tools used thousands of developers. We then qualitatively contextualize these results by interviewing and surveying 382 developers, from authors to editors to readers. Our results suggest that the technique is generally effective at increasing software development tool use, although the increase varies depending on factors such as the breadth of applicability of the tool, the extent to which the tool has reached saturation, and the memorability of the tool name.

Thu 30 May
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11:00 - 12:30: Tool Taxonomy and AdoptionPapers / Technical Track / Journal-First Papers / Demonstrations at Duluth
Chair(s): Bogdan VasilescuCarnegie Mellon University
11:00 - 11:20
Talk
Technical Track
Pre-print
11:20 - 11:40
Talk
Technical Track
David KavalerUniversity of California, Davis, Asher TrockmanUniversity of Evansville, Bogdan VasilescuCarnegie Mellon University, Vladimir FilkovUniversity of California at Davis, USA
Pre-print
11:40 - 11:50
Talk
Journal-First Papers
Mathieu NassifMcGill University, Christoph TreudeThe University of Adelaide, Martin RobillardMcGill University
Link to publication DOI Pre-print
11:50 - 12:10
Talk
Demonstrations
Mathieu NassifMcGill University, Christoph TreudeThe University of Adelaide, Martin RobillardMcGill University
12:10 - 12:30
Talk
Papers