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TestRoots WatchDog: An IDE Plugin to Assess Developer Testing

28 January 2016

This study is aimed at professional and Open-Source Software (OSS) developers who wish to gain insight into their daily working practices in the IDE. WatchDog is a plugin for the Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEs that observes how you test. It gives you helpful statistics on your testing behavior and it respects your privacy (and your company's policy).


  • In this observational field study, participants should already be developing software ("writing program code") in Java.
  • To this aim, they must use either the Eclipse or IntelliJ IDE.
  • There are no restrictions on the experience level of developers.

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About the researcher

Moritz Beller is a PhD Student in the Software Engineering Research Group at the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. For my research in the TestRoots project, I use empirical methods to study static and dynamic code analysis and their impact on code quality.

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