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Jamie Starke

I develop for my career, but I also develop for fun, and whenever I think it can solve a problem I'm having. This has lead me to create side projects, such as Rental Map and BusTimes, among others.

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C. Fraser, C. Luce, J. Starke and J. Sillito. In the Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, 2008.

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Previous research has identified several challenges that programmers face in answering questions about a code base. To explore ways to overcome those challenges, we have developed a prototypical programming tool called the Code Set tool. The tool allows programmers to work with sets of source code entities in novel ways, and this support allows programmers to more directly answer a range of questions about a code base. The tool also provides important contextual information for understanding the answers to those questions. The main focus of this paper is on the design and implementation of the Code Set tool. We also report on a small user study that serves as a first step in evaluating the effectiveness of the Code Set tool.

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