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ACM Computing Surveys
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The following articles are from "ACM Computing Surveys":
Ko, Andrew J., Abraham, Robin, Beckwith, Laura, Blackwell, Alan, Burnett, Margaret M., Erwig, Martin, Scaffidi, Christopher, Lawrance, Joseph, Lieberman, Henry, Myers, Brad A., Rosson, Mary Beth, Rothermel, Gregg, Shaw, Mary and Wiedenbeck, Susan (2011): The State of the Art in End-User Software Engineering. In ACM Computing Surveys, 43 (3) pp. 1-44.
Most programs today are written not by professional software developers, but by people with expertise in other
domains working towards goals for which they need computational support. For example, a teacher might write
a grading spreadsheet to save time grading, or an interaction designer might use an interface builder to test some
user interface design ideas. Although these end-user programmers may not have the same goals as professional
developers, they do face many of the same software engineering challenges, including understanding their requirements,
as well as making decisions about design, reuse, integration, testing, and debugging. This article
summarizes and classifies research on these activities, defining the area of End-User Software Engineering
(EUSE) and related terminology. The article then discusses empirical research about end-user software engineering
activities and the technologies designed to support them. The article also addresses several crosscutting
issues in the design of EUSE tools, including the roles of risk, reward, and domain complexity, and self-efficacy
in the design of EUSE tools and the potential of educating users about software engineering principles.
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