Software Engineering Practices and Tool Support: an exploratory study in New Zealand

Chris Phillips, Jamie Alam

Abstract


This study was designed as a preliminary investigation of the practices of software engineers within New Zealand, including their use of development tools. The project involved a review of relevant literature on software engineering and CASE tools, the development and testing of an interview protocol, and structured interviews with five software engineers. This paper describes the project, presents the findings, examines the results in the context of the literature and outlines on-going funded work involving a larger survey.

Keywords


software engineering; New Zealand; practitioners; interview

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v11i1.138

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