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Hermans, F.F.J. (author), Pinzger, M. (author), Van Deursen, A. (author)
Preprint of article published in: Empirical Software Engineering, February 2014, Springer Science+Business Media New York, doi:10.1007/s10664-013-9296-2 Spreadsheets are used extensively in business processes around the world and just like software, spreadsheets are changed throughout their lifetime causing understandability and maintainability...
report 2013
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Hermans, F.F.J. (author), Pinzger, M. (author), Van Deursen, A. (author)
Spreadsheets are widely used in industry, because they are flexible and easy to use. Often they are used for business-critical applications. It is however difficult for spreadsheet users to correctly assess the quality of spreadsheets, especially with respect to the understandability. Understandability of spreadsheets is important, since...
report 2012
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Hermans, F. (author), Pinzger, M. (author), Van Deursen, A. (author)
Spreadsheets are used extensively in business processes around the world and just like software, spreadsheets are changed throughout their lifetime causing maintainability issues. This paper adapts known code smells to spreadsheet formulas. To that end we present a list of metrics by which we can detect smelly formulas and a visualization...
report 2011
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Hermans, F. (author), Pinger, M. (author), Van Deursen, A. (author)
Spreadsheets are often used in business, for simple tasks, as well as for mission critical tasks such as finance or forecasting. Similar to software, some spreadsheets are of better quality than others, for instance with respect to usability, maintainability or reliability. In contrast with software however, spreadsheets are rarely checked,...
report 2011
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Hermans, F. (author), Pinzger, M. (author), Van Deursen, A. (author)
The use of spreadsheets to capture information is widespread in industry. Spreadsheets can thus be a wealthy source of domain information. We propose to automatically extract this information and transform it into class diagrams. The resulting class diagram can be used by software engineers to understand, refine, or re-implement the spreadsheet...
lecture notes 2010
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Hermans, F. (author), Pinzger, M. (author), Van Deursen, A. (author)
Thanks to their flexibility and intuitive programming model, spreadsheets are widely used in industry, often for businesscritical applications. Similar to software developers, professional spreadsheet users demand support for maintaining and transferring their spreadsheets. In this paper, we first study the problems and information needs of...
report 2010
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Hermans, F. (author), Pinzger, M. (author), Van Deursen, A. (author)
Domain specific languages (DSLs) are languages in which the properties of a specific domain can be expressed. In this paper we present an empirical study on the use of a DSL in industry. This DSL encapsulates the details of services that communicate using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). From definitions of the data contracts between...
report 2009
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