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Title End user software engineering
Authors Marton Sakal, Lazar Rakovic, & Vuk Vukovic
Year 2016
Type Proceedings
Publication Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Series July

Faced with similar challenges as professional software engineers, end-user developers respond to them in a substantially different manner: their actions are characterized by a lack of the application of a systematical, disciplined, measurable approach to development, management and maintenance of end-user developed software.

The reason for this lies not only in the absence of formal ICT education, professional knowledge and skills (which is a determining characteristic of end-user developers), but also the motives they are driven by for end-user development.

Focusing on spreadsheets as the most used platform of end-user development that is typically taught at business schools (but also educational institutions of other provenance), this paper looks into the characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of end-user software engineering in the context of the possibility of introducing these into the syllabus of business oriented higher education institutions.

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Programming activities along dimensions of experience and goals
Programming activities along dimensions of experience and goals
Whereas professional programmers predominantly develop software for others, end-user programmers do it for themselves, and less frequently for their peers, bearing in mind the tasks that need to be solved quickly and efficiently by the software.