As software engineering researchers, we are also zealous tool smiths. Building a research prototype is often a daunting task, let alone building an industry-grade family of tools supporting multiple platforms to ensure the generalizability of results. In this paper, we give advice to academic and industrial tool smiths on how to design and build an easy-to-maintain architecture capable of supporting multiple integrated development environments (IDEs). Our experiences stem from WatchDog, a multi-IDE infrastructure that assesses developer testing activities in vivo and that over 2,000 registered developers use. To these software engineering practitioners, Watch-Dog provides real-time and aggregated feedback in the form of individual testing reports.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Software Engineering Research and Industrial Practice, SER and IP 2016
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages53-56
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-4170-7
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 May 2016
Event3rd International Workshop on Software Engineering Research and Industrial Practice, SER and IP 2016 - Austin, United States

Workshop

Workshop3rd International Workshop on Software Engineering Research and Industrial Practice, SER and IP 2016
Abbreviated titleSER&IP 2016
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period17/05/1617/05/16

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