Our previous post, “Empirical Evidence for the Value of Version Control“, generated a lot of comments. Many sought to explain why version control is helpful, but that’s not what we were looking for: we were looking for empirical evidence that it is. To see why we need it, take a look at this response from [...]
David Ameller, Claudia Ayala, Jordi Cabot, and Xavier Franch, How do Software Architects Consider Non-functional Requirements: An Exploratory Study, RE 2012, Chicago. Dealing with non-functional requirements (NFRs) has posed a challenge onto software engineers for many years. Over the years, many methods and techniques have been proposed to improve their elicitation, documentation, and validation. Knowing [...]
We are very pleased to announce that The Architecture of Open Source Applications: Volume 2 is now available from Lulu. A PDF version will go on sale in the next few days, and e-book will become available as soon as we can produce it. Many thanks to everyone who contributed, and to the indefatigable Amy [...]
Susan Elliott Sim, Rosalva Gallardo-Valencia, Kavita Philip, Medha Umarji, Megha Agarwala, Cristina V. Lopes, and Sukanya Ratanotayanon. “Software Reuse through Methodical Component Reuse and Amethodical Snippet Remixing“, CSCW 2012. Every method for developing software is a prescriptive model. Applying a deconstructionist analysis to methods reveals that there are two texts, or sets of assumptions and [...]
Here are a couple of videos (the first about 8 minutes long, the second over an hour) discussing empirical studies in software engineering, and why they matter.
Sharon McGee and Des Greer, “Software Requirements Change Taxonomy: Evaluation by Case Study“, International Conference on Requirements Engineering, Trento, Italy, September 2011. Although a number of requirements change classifications have been proposed in the literature, there is no empirical assessment of their practical value in terms of their capacity to inform change monitoring and management. This [...]
Hi Greg and Jorge, Thanks for mentioning our work on your site. My team and I have been astonished at how far and wide our results have spread in just a day or two. It’s amazing how emotional people have become about our experiment. Anyway, I’m a working scientist, so I don’t have a ton [...]