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From Stas Negara <>
Subject Re: Interested in helping a research study on Eclipse?
Date Fri, 22 Jul 2011 02:10:39 GMT

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 install CodingSpectator.

If you are interested, please sign up at <>
to participate in our study.

We are thankful to those of you who have already participated in our study.

Stas Negara.

---- Original message ----
>Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2011 19:46:38 -0500 (CDT)
>From: Stas Negara <>  
>Subject: Interested in helping a research study on Eclipse?  
>Cc: Ralph Johnson <>, Balaji Ambresh <>,
Roshanak Zilouchian <>, Stas Negara <>,
Nicholas Chen <>, Mohsen Vakilian <>
>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.  We are extending this invitation to Click developers 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
>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 (
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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