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[egit-dev] Interested in helping a research study on Eclipse?


I'm Stas, a PhD student working with Prof. Ralph Johnson at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Ralph is a co-author of the seminal
book on design patterns (GoF) and his research group has a history of important contributions to IDE's.

Our team [1] is studying how developers interact with the Eclipse IDE for evolving and maintaining their code. Since EGit is an Eclipse project in Java, some
of you must be using Eclipse for Java programming. Therefore, we are inviting you and would greatly appreciate and value your participation and help in our
research study.

To participate you should be at least 18 years old and use Eclipse Helios for Java development. As a participant, we ask that you complete a short survey
and install our Eclipse plug-in called CodingSpectator [2].

CodingSpectator monitors programming interactions non-intrusively in the background and periodically uploads it to a secure server at UIUC. To get a
representative perspective of how you interact with Eclipse, we would appreciate if you could install CodingSpectator for two months. Rest assured that we
are taking the utmost measures to protect your privacy and confidentiality.

If you are interested, you may sign up at <>, which contains our consent form with all the details and
procedures of our research study.

Your participation will help us greatly as we try to better understand how developers interact with their IDE's so we can propose improvements which fit better
with their mindsets.

Thanks in advance for your time! Please do not hesitate to contact me (snegara2@xxxxxxxxxxxx) if you have any questions or comments. More information can
also be found at our FAQ [3]. Feel free to forward this invitation to anyone who might be interested in participating in this study.

Stas Negara
& the CodingSpectator team


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