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ICSE 2020
Wed 24 June - Thu 16 July 2020
Wed 8 Jul 2020 15:26 - 15:38 at Baekje - A7-Human Aspects 1 Chair(s): Alexander Serebrenik

Background: Despite a lot of research on the effectiveness of Pair Programming (PP), the question when it is useful or less useful remains unsettled.

Method: We analyze recordings of many industrial PP sessions with Grounded Theory Methodology and build on prior work that identified various phenomena related to within-session knowledge build-up and transfer. We validate our findings with practitioners.

Result: We identify two fundamentally different types of required knowledge and explain how different constellations of knowledge gaps in these two respects lead to different session dynamics. Gaps in project-specific systems knowledge are more hampering than gaps in general programming knowledge and are dealt with first and foremost in a PP session.

Conclusion: Partner constellations with complementary knowledge make PP a particularly effective practice. In PP sessions, differences in system understanding are more important than differences in general software development knowledge.

Conference Day
Wed 8 Jul

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15:00 - 16:00
A7-Human Aspects 1Technical Papers / Journal First / New Ideas and Emerging Results at Baekje
Chair(s): Alexander SerebrenikEindhoven University of Technology
15:00
8m
Talk
Towards a theory of software developer job satisfaction and perceived productivityJ1
Journal First
Margaret-Anne StoreyUniversity of Victoria, Thomas ZimmermannMicrosoft Research, Christian BirdMicrosoft Research, Jacek CzerwonkaDeveloper Services, Microsoft, Brendan MurphyMicrosoft Research, Eirini KalliamvakouUniversity of Victoria
Pre-print Media Attached
15:08
6m
Talk
Eye of the Mind: Image Processing for Social CodingNIER
New Ideas and Emerging Results
Maleknaz NayebiYork University
Pre-print
15:14
12m
Talk
How Software Practitioners Use Informal Local Meetups to Share Software Engineering KnowledgeTechnical
Technical Papers
Claire IngramUniversity of York, Anders DrachenUniversity of York
15:26
12m
Talk
Explaining Pair Programming Session Dynamics from Knowledge GapsTechnical
Technical Papers
Franz ZierisFreie Universität Berlin, Lutz PrecheltFreie Universität Berlin
DOI Pre-print Media Attached
15:38
6m
Talk
Better Code, Better Sharing: On the Need of Analyzing Jupyter NotebooksNIER
New Ideas and Emerging Results
Jiawei WangMonash University, Li LiMonash University, Australia, Andreas ZellerCISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
Pre-print
15:44
6m
Talk
Stress and Burnout in Open Source: Toward Finding, Understanding, and Mitigating Unhealthy InteractionsNIER
New Ideas and Emerging Results
Naveen RamanUniversity of Maryland, College Park, Minxuan CaoCarnegie Mellon University, Yulia TsvetkovCarnegie Mellon University, Christian KästnerCarnegie Mellon University, Bogdan VasilescuCarnegie Mellon University
Pre-print
15:50
8m
Talk
Enabling Good Work Habits in Software Developers through Reflective Goal-SettingJ1
Journal First
André N. MeyerUniversity of Zurich, Gail MurphyUniversity of British Columbia, Thomas ZimmermannMicrosoft Research, Thomas FritzUniversity of Zurich
Pre-print Media Attached