Title

Usability of programming languages: Special interest group (SIG) meeting at CHI 2016

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Publication Title

Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery

Volume

07-12-May-2016

First page number:

1104

Last page number:

1107

Abstract

Programming languages form the interface between programmers (the users) and the computation that they desire the computer to execute. Although studies exist for some aspects of programming language design (such as conditionals), other aspects have received little or no human factors evaluations. Designers thus have little they can rely on if they want to make new languages highly usable, and users cannot easily chose a language based on usability criteria. This SIG will bring together researchers and practitioners interested in increasing the depth and breadth of studies on the usability of programming languages, and ultimately in improving the usability of future languages. © 2016 Authors.

Keywords

API usability; Empirical studies of programmers; Enduser software engineering (EUSE); Programming language usability; Psychology of programming

Language

English

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