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Presentation 2009-11-27 14:55
An Analysis of How Programmers Use Breakpoint in Debugging
Takuro Yoshimura, Yasutaka Kamei (NAIST), Hidetake Uwano (NNCT), Akito Monden, Ken-ichi Matsumoto (NAIST) KBSE2009-45
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Debugging performance greatly depends on the programmers'debugging skill.
If factors concerning the debugging performance are extracted from programmers' actions ,it would be useful for performance improvement.
Our goal is to clarify debugging skills of effective use of debuggers.
To achieve this goal, we conducted a pilot experiment to analyze programmers' actions in debugging a small Java program (about 150 source lines of code) using Eclipse.
As a result of analysis of 6 subjects' debugging actions, we found that expert
programmers used more breakpoints than novices. Also, we found that novices tend to set breakpoints one by one to adjacent lines.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) debug / debugger / breakpoint / program comprehension / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 109, no. 307, KBSE2009-45, pp. 85-90, Nov. 2009.
Paper # KBSE2009-45 
Date of Issue 2009-11-19 (KBSE) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Information
Committee KBSE  
Conference Date 2009-11-26 - 2009-11-27 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Shimane Univ. 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Knowledge Based Software Engineering, etc. 
Paper Information
Registration To KBSE 
Conference Code 2009-11-KBSE 
Language Japanese 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Sub Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Title (in English) An Analysis of How Programmers Use Breakpoint in Debugging 
Sub Title (in English)  
Keyword(1) debug  
Keyword(2) debugger  
Keyword(3) breakpoint  
Keyword(4) program comprehension  
1st Author's Name Takuro Yoshimura  
1st Author's Affiliation Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
2nd Author's Name Yasutaka Kamei  
2nd Author's Affiliation Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
3rd Author's Name Hidetake Uwano  
3rd Author's Affiliation Nara National College of Technology (NNCT)
4th Author's Name Akito Monden  
4th Author's Affiliation Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
5th Author's Name Ken-ichi Matsumoto  
5th Author's Affiliation Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
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Date Time 2009-11-27 14:55:00 
Presentation Time 35 
Registration for KBSE 
Paper # IEICE-KBSE2009-45 
Volume (vol) IEICE-109 
Number (no) no.307 
Page pp.85-90 
#Pages IEICE-6 
Date of Issue IEICE-KBSE-2009-11-19 

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