Special Issue on Advanced Practices in Web Engineering 2020
Web engineering is aligned with the undergoing evolution of modern web applications which have higher user expectations and demands than ever before. Thus, the ability of developers to adopt new advanced practices could be the difference between success and failure.
This special issue addresses a set of advanced practices that we consider most relevant for the proper development of modern web applications such as (1) a systematic development by applying MDE, Testing and Agile methodologies, (2) techniques for the improvement of the user experience (UX), (3) the capability of gathering and processing large amounts of data by means of Big Data and Machine Learning, and last but not least, (4) the ability to address large projects with systems of systems.
We started with the need to improve the user experience in web applications, one of the possible mechanisms is the use of usability tests through questionnaires to know what user experience has been. In this context, the paper presented by Hinderks et al. has proposed an approach that evaluates the results from the User Experience Questionnaire (UEQ) using the importance-performance analysis (IPA). The aim of the authors is to create another possibility to interpret the results of the UEQ and to derive recommendations for action from them.