Although object-oriented languages can help make software more reusable, class libraries can be difficult to use unless the programmer knows the library well. In particular, it can be hard to find and understand components that a programmer may want to reuse. This study focuses on novice programmers solving programming tasks which require the reuse of components. We take an in-depth look at how the programmers find the necessary components, and identify strategies that they use to achieve it. We also comment on the type of tool that is necessary from the viewpoint of the strategies.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 Jan 1|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1998 5th International Conference on Software Reuse - |
Duration: 1998 Jun 2 → 1998 Jun 5
|Other||Proceedings of the 1998 5th International Conference on Software Reuse|
|Period||98/6/2 → 98/6/5|
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