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What do developers search for on the web?

Xia, Xin; Bao, Lingfeng; Lo, David; Kochhar, Pavneet Singh; Hassan, Ahmed; Xing, Zhenchang


Developers commonly make use of a web search engine such as Google to locate online resources to improve their productivity. A better understanding of what developers search for could help us understand their behaviors and the problems that they meet during the software development process. Unfortunately, we have a limited understanding of what developers frequently search for and of the search tasks that they often find challenging. To address this gap, we collected search queries from 60...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Empirical Software Engineering
DOI: 10.1007/s10664-017-9514-4


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