My thesis will produce a software framework that can be used by programmers to solve problems in a paticular domain. One of the case studies I want to do to verify the contribution I'm making is to have some measure of usability of the framework. I'm looking for techniques to test a software framework that will be used by other programmers, not so much end users. When including 'usability' in my searches the results lead to end-user UX/UI usability.
I ultimately want to run a test where one or a few programmer try to use the framework on a given problem. To help make sure the test has usable results I want to plan the strategy before hand and first consider existing techniques. But finding existing research or tests about usability of code libraries/frameworks is difficult to find.
Please let me know if you can think of a way to validate the usability of my software framework.
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