by Brian Alwis, program committee
Brian de Alwis gives us an intriguing pitch for his talk on Ferret, a powerful search tool for the Eclipse IDE.
Why do programmers become lost in their own code? How can Alfred Hitchcock help?
Many programmers report becoming disoriented when examining source code. They lose track of where they are, and can't remember why they were looking at a particular program element. It's confusing and annoying, and an under-appreciated phenomenon. And it doesn't have to be this way.