Academic Survey on Program Comprehension

Dear Rust Community,

We are researchers aiming to understand developers' knowledge needs and program comprehension. Our intention is to support practitioners in selecting tools that can facilitate their tasks. Moreover, we hope that our research results in the development of new tools that are customized to the actual needs of developers.

For the purpose of understanding these needs, we designed a survey on different knowledge types and their importance for developers. The survey focuses particularly on the context of large, complex, and collaborative development projects.

We have been kindly recommended by the R Core Team to announce our survey here, as we aimed not to spam individual developers by mail. If you find the survey to be of interest for you, we would be grateful if you could fill it in and promote it further to others who could be interested.

We will make all results public in anonymized and summarized form, so that answers cannot be traced back to individuals. For this purpose, we will publish the results on our websites and will also send them directly to all participants who are interested (which can be indicated in the survey).

You can find the survey under the following link, and it should take 20 minutes at most:

Thank you very much for considering our request and your help!

Kind regards,
Regina Hebig (Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Jacob Krüger (Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany)


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