Empirical study on the relationship between developer's working habits and efficiency

Ariel Rodriguez, Fumiya Tanaka, Yasutaka Kamei

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Abstract

Software developers can have a reputation for frequently working long and irregular hours which are widely considered to inhibit mental capacity and negatively affect work quality. This paper analyzes the working habits of software developers and the effects these habits have on efficiency based on a large amount of data extracted from the actions of developers in the IDE (Integrated Development Environment), Visual Studio. We use events that recorded the times at which all developer actions were performed along with the numbers of successful and failed build and test events. Due to the high level of detail of the events provided by KaVE project's tool, we were able to analyze the data in a way that previous studies have not been able to. We structure our study along three dimensions: (1) days of the week, (2) time of the day, and (3) continuous work. Our findings will help software developers and team leaders to appropriatly allocate working times and to maximize work quality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 ACM/IEEE 15th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories, MSR 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages74-77
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450357166
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 28 2018
Event15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Mining Software Repositories, MSR 2018, co-located with the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2018 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: May 28 2018May 29 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering
ISSN (Print)0270-5257

Other

Other15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Mining Software Repositories, MSR 2018, co-located with the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2018
CountrySweden
CityGothenburg
Period5/28/185/29/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software

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    Rodriguez, A., Tanaka, F., & Kamei, Y. (2018). Empirical study on the relationship between developer's working habits and efficiency. In Proceedings - 2018 ACM/IEEE 15th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories, MSR 2018 (pp. 74-77). (Proceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1145/3196398.3196458