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Switch! recommending artifacts needed next based on personal and shared context

Alexander Sahm and Walid Maalej


While performing a certain task software developers use multiple tools, read different artifacts and change others. As software developers are often interrupted during a task, they end up simultaneously using a vast set of tools and artifacts. They need to switch between those artifacts many times until a task is completed. In sum a lot of time gets wasted due to locating, reopening or selecting the right artifact needed next. To address this problem we introduce Switch!, a context aware artifact recommendation and switching tool for software developers. Switch! recommends artifacts that are likely needed in the current situation, based on task semantics, interaction history and community profile.

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