Mon 20 - Fri 24 October 2014 Portland, Oregon, United States
Tue 21 Oct 2014 10:52 - 11:15 at Salon D - Session 2 Chair(s): Craig Anslow

Researchers have paid increasing attention in recent years to the fact that much development occurs though example modification. Helping programmers with some of the pitfalls and vagaries of working with example code is the goal of our tool, called Euklas. It helps developers to integrate JavaScript example code into their own projects by using familiar IDE interaction techniques of the Eclipse IDE. The Euklas plugin uses static, heuristic source code checks to highlight potential errors and to recommend potential fixes, when incomplete sections of code are copied from a working JavaScript example and pasted into the program being edited. The most unique feature of the tool is the ability to automatically import missing variable and function definitions from an example file into a new project file. Our preliminary user study of Euklas suggests that it supports users in fixing errors more easily.