Listening to Developers


Between now and next Wednesday when this homework assignment is due, read over the part of the paper that you were assigned, and think about these questions, and write something in your .md file for each of these questions (the one that you created in the assignment P01 in class on Wednesday 09/28/22.

This will count as an individual homework grade, H03, due Wednesday.

Please try to use Markdown to format your file nicely.

  1. (40 pts) For the aspect of software development that you were assigned, the paper describes some aspects of what software development in school is like, vs. what it is like in industry.

    Now consider your own personal experiences in school. Do they line up with what was reported in the paper, or are they different? Is it a mix?

    In your h03/ file (where x is one of 1,2,3,4,5 or 6), write briefly about your own personal experiences in school that are relevant to this topic, and how they are the same or different (or a mix of both), as compared to what the interview subjects in the paper reported. Put this under the heading # Question 1.

  2. (30 pts) Under the heading # Question 2, answer this question: What are the things that developers found suprising or different about industry in terms of this aspect of software development?

  3. (30 pts) Under the heading # Question 3, answer this question: What are suggestions for things students could do in school to better prepare them for this aspect of software development as practiced in industry?

    These can be ideas from the paper, or ideas of your own; either is fine. But in your answer, clearly identify whether each idea is your idea, or one from the paper.