A team of Mozilla developers ran a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” on Firefox two weeks ago. Several thousand comments were submitted, and Blake Winton has now sorted and classified them. It seems like it would be a useful data set for someone doing empirical software engineering research; if you’d like to have a look, please [...]
10th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories May 18-19, 2013. San Francisco, CA, USA http://2013.msrconf.org Co-located with the 35th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2013) Sponsored by IEEE TCSE and ACM SIGSOFT NEW IN 2013! Data papers for describing data sets curated by their authors and making them available to the research community [...]
Jorge Aranda and I submitted a short opinion piece to Communications of the ACM in February 2012 that discussed some of the reasons people in industry and academia don’t talk to each other as much as they should. Ten months later, it has ironically turned into an illustration of one of the reasons: it was [...]
Many people have noted the wide gulf between the people who study software development and the people who do it. One person trying to close that gap is Michael Feathers, who is running a one-day workshop in London on Wednesday, January 16 titled “Developing Project Guidance Through Code History Mining“. Feathers is the author of [...]
Anthony Finkelstein, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences of University College London (and my academic grandfather), has set up a new blog with a similar purpose as ours: he publishes “snappy summaries” of software engineering research with the aim of supporting practitioners. Be sure to check it out! And if you’re doing research, [...]
TinyToCS seeks papers describing significant research contributions to the field of computer science. Submissions can be up to 140 characters in length, with an abstract of no more than 250 words and a title of no more than 118 characters. Their sample is: Reducibility Among Combinatorial Problems Kichard Rarp University of Balifornia, Cerkeley ABSTRACT A [...]
A feature article on recent developments on empirical software engineering, by Greg Wilson and myself, has just been published in the November-December issue of American Scientist. Electronic version available here. Thanks to Morgan Ryan, our editor at American Scientist, for all his help in preparing this piece!
Smart Bear Software is hosting two online panel discussions about The Architecture of Open Source Applications, at 1:00 pm EST on Wednesday, July 13, and again at the same time (with different panelists) a week later. You can sign up on their site; we look forward to seeing/hearing from lots of you.