We're happy to announce that CodingSpectator now supports Eclipse
Indigo (3.7) -- the latest version of Eclipse.
We are looking for more participants. Your participation in our study
will help to keep the Eclipse platform innovative. If you couldn't
participate in the study because you had to use Indigo, you can now
If you are interested, please sign up at
to participate in
We are thankful to those of you who have already participated in our study.
On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 7:36 PM, Mohsen Vakilian <mvakili2(a)illinois.edu> wrote:
I'm Mohsen, 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
Our team  is studying how developers interact with the Eclipse IDE for evolving and
maintaining their code. We are extending
this invitation to expert Java developers and would greatly appreciate and value your
participation and help in our research
study. We know that some of you use IntelliJ IDEA to contribute to Hibernate. And,
we're sending an invitation to this mailing
list just in case some of you use Eclipse for contributing to open source projects.
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 .
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
If you are interested, you may sign up at
;, which contains our consent
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
(mvakili2(a)illinois.edu) if you have any questions or
comments. More information can also be found at our FAQ . Feel free to forward this
invitation to anyone who might be
interested in participating in this study.
& the CodingSpectator team
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