Scientific Evaluation of Programming Languages

A new workshop at OOPSLA is aimed at finding ways to evaluate the effectiveness of programming languages and tools. Unfortunately, the entire conference rests on a single problem: how to measure programmer productivity. Except for pointy-haired bosses, most software professionals believe productivity can not be accurately measured. This workshop will likely be yet another outlet for HCI research with awful methodologies.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s