User Study FAQ
- Are the data I send submitted securely?
Yes. Your data are transmitted using SSL. Although
CSAIL servers do not use
certificates signed by an authority recognized by Firefox, the Codetrail
extension contains its own copy of the certificate to validate the
- Who approved this study?
The MIT Committee On the
Use of Humans as Experimental Subjects, as with all MIT research where
people are subjects.
- Who are you?
Codetrail is primarily the work of
Max Goldman, a member of the
User Interface Design Group
(headed by Rob Miller)
at the MIT
Computer Science and Artificial
- Where does Codetrail store data?
In your Eclipse workspace directory, under
and in your Firefox profile directory (file names start with codetrail).
- How do I uninstall Codetrail?
Uninstall the Eclipse plug-in from Help > Software
Updates > Manage Configuration, find the plug-in,
right-click and choose Uninstall.
Uninstall the Firefox extension from Tools > Add-ons.
If desired, you can also remove Codetrail's data files
(see previous question), which are not deleted automatically.
- Is the source code for Codetrail available?
Yes, under the X11 a.k.a.
Follow this link to the source.