International Journal of Networked and Distributed Computing

Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2018, Pages 53 - 62

Developer Experience Considering Work Difficulty in Software Development

Authors
Taketo Tsunoda, tsunoda_q1ll@asagi.waseda.jp, Hironori Washizaki, washizaki@waseda.jp, Yosiaki Fukazawa, fukazawa@waseda.jp
Fujitsu Connected Technologies Limited, Kanagawa, Japan
Sakae Inoue, inoue.sakae@jp.fujitsu.com, Yoshiiku Hanai, hanai.yoshiiku@jp.fujitsu.com, Masanobu Kanazawa, kanazawa.masano@jp.fujitsu.com
Department of Computer Science and Engineering Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
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This paper is an extended version of a paper presented at [19].

Corresponding Author
Taketo Tsunodatsunoda_q1ll@asagi.waseda.jp
Available online 1 January 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijndc.2018.6.2.1How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Experience; Product Metrics; Organization change; Software quality
Abstract
Previous studies have researched how developer experience affects code quality, but difficulty was ignored although experienced developers are more likely to work on more complex parts of a project. We examine work difficulty by focusing on revised files. Using product metrics, we evaluate file complexity for each type of file origin. Specifically, we analyze three large commercial projects (each with about 250,000 LOC) executed by the same organization to analyze the relationship between previous project experience and developer’s work. Although experienced developers do not necessarily work on more complicated files, they introduce fewer defects, especially if the difference in work difficulty is not significant.
Copyright
Copyright © 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licences/by-nc/4.0/).

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TY  - JOUR
AU  - Tsunoda, Taketo
AU  - Washizaki, Hironori
AU  - Fukazawa, Yosiaki
AU  - Inoue, Sakae
AU  - Hanai, Yoshiiku
AU  - Kanazawa, Masanobu
DA  - 2018/04/30
TI  - Developer Experience Considering Work Difficulty in Software Development
JO  - International Journal of Networked and Distributed Computing
SP  - 53
EP  - 62
VL  - 6
IS  - 2
SN  - 2211-7946
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