Perceived Obstacles by Novice Developers Adopting User Interface APIs and Tools

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List of Authors: Irum Rauf, Pekka Perälä, Jouni Huotari, Ivan Porres
Editors: Alan Blackwell, Beryl Plimmer, Gem Stapleton
Publication year: 2016
Publisher: IEEE
Book title: Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC), 2016 IEEE Symposium on
ISBN: 978-1-5090-0253-5
eISBN: 978-1-5090-0252-8
ISSN: 1943-6106


An Application-Programming Interface or API provides a set of program functions that can be used to build new applications. In this paper, we study how to use the expectation-confirmation theory (ECT) to identify API usability problems, and what obstacles a novice developer faces when learning a new API and its accompanying development tools. We conduct a study over the impact of using a visual editor on API usability and then use the expectation-confirmation theory to study perceptions about the API and the editor. We finally present a list of obstacles found in the study that can be used by others to create more usable APIs and development tools.

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