Paper Title
Developers’ Views Regarding Exception Handling in Software Development

Exceptions are among major errors that negatively affect software reliability; thus, they require effective and timely intervention, particularly considering the recent significant developments in software systems. However, this aspect of software is often overlooked by many developers or postponed to the testing phase. This paper presents feedback from 33 developers with different expertise to explore their views about exception handling and how exceptions should be addressed in software development. Although some participants were not confident when dealing with exceptions addressed at different development levels, they did not have much difficulty dealing with exceptions in general; however, the results also emphasized the importance of and need for identifying and addressing exceptions at early stages of software development. In addition, the participants' opinions regarding exception handling differed, which underlines the need for more guidelines on identifying and handling exceptions to support this process. Keywords- Exception handling, reliability, software requirements, software testing, Exceptions.