The smart folks over in the MSR-Human Interactions in Programming team have done some interesting research into the question of "What Do Programmers Really Do Anyway?". I'm more than a little pleased to see that the data is consistent with the assertions I made in my previous blog posts.

Some of their results are here:

http://research.microsoft.com/research/pubs/view.aspx?type=Technical%20Report&id=994

http://research.microsoft.com/hip/papers/Ko2007BugFixing.pdf

Their team's web site is:

http://research.microsoft.com/hip/

I'm looking forward to more great work from these folks,

Peter