Not too long ago, I announced the publishing of my first journal article co-authored with Andrea Capiluppi and Cornelia Boldyreff. My mother was very proud -- even if she did not understand a single word of it. I will give a brief summary of the article in this post, and if I succeed in whetting ... more
CSMR 2009 soldiers on. Today's keynote was delivered by Tibor Gyimothy which looked at software metrics from the developer's point of view. He presented the results of a study where developers were surveyed for their opinions on various metrics. The developers were divided based upon such attributes as experience, platform knowledge (Java, C/C++, C#, SQL), ... more
Excellent. The journal publication I co-authored with Andrea Capiluppi and Cornelia Boldyreff ("Identifying exogenous drivers and evolutionary stages in FLOSS projects") has now been confirmed for publication in the May 2009 edition of Journal of Systems and Software. It is currently available online.
Part of the use to which I'd like to put this blog is to disseminate information about research methods and tools. But before I start writing posts with involved details it's probably prudent to present some sort of overview of the whole thing. Of course, there is no single method that is used by all ... more
And so, we revisit the posers put up in a previous post: Are Debian's evolutionary characteristics significantly different to those of SourceForge? Does Debian act as a catalyst? To answer these questions, we took a closer look at the software inside them. I'll briefly explain the method here, but details of the steps will be ... more