During the 1990s and first decade of the 2000s, problem-solving environments (PSEs) were a topic of research among a community with the vision to create software systems “with all of the computational facilities necessary to solve a target class of problems.” Use of the term has since declined, with fewer papers focused on core PSE research topics. What happened? Did we achieve the design vision for PSEs through other means – namely computational notebooks – or is there more to do? In this essay, we explore the history and objectives of PSE research, the rise of computational notebooks, whether they achieve these objectives, and why the time is right to renew our PSE research efforts.
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Beniamino Accattoli Inria & Ecole PolytechniqueLink to publication DOI
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Matthew Dinmore Johns Hopkins Applied Physics LaboratoryLink to publication DOI File Attached