A structured demonstration of program comprehension tools

S.E. Sim, M.A.D. Storey
Proceedings Seventh Working Conference on Reverse Engineering  
This paper describes a structured tool demonstration, a hybrid evaluation technique that combines elements from experiments, case studies, and technology demonstrations. Developers of program understanding tools were invited to bring their tools to a common location to participate in a scenario with a common subject system. Working simultaneously, the tool teams were given reverse engineering tasks and maintenance tasks to complete on an unfamiliar subject system. Observers were assigned to
more » ... ere assigned to each team to find out how useful the observed program comprehension tool would be in an industrial setting. The demonstration was followed by a workshop panel where the development teams and the observers presented their results and findings from this experience.
doi:10.1109/wcre.2000.891465 dblp:conf/wcre/SimS00 fatcat:cxwg3ptppfdspaw2kqyhtjffki