20+ tools to help you mine and analyze GitHub and Git data

20+ tools to help you mine and analyze GitHub and Git data

Any important decision should be grounded on data. This is also true for any decision that affects your software projects. You shouldn’t reach any conclusion regarding the health of your project or the actions to take to improve it without a good look at the...
Testing challenges for NLP-intensive bots

Testing challenges for NLP-intensive bots

The success of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has sparked substantial interest in the software engineering (SE) field to improve AI scalability and quality [1]. AI applications face common challenges in their SE processes [2]. Among those, they are hard to specify [3],...
Bots against harassment in open source

Bots against harassment in open source

Bots already have a strong presence in open source projects, helping contributors in their maintenance. Mostly, automating repetitive tasks. See a list of bots in software development. I think their importance will keep growing. In fact, I believe they could play a...
Tools to visualize the history of a git repository

Tools to visualize the history of a git repository

I’m a visual person. I prefer to use graphical tools whenever possible. This also applies to the management of my (humble) code contributions to the research team tools, all of them hosted on GitHub. So far, I’ve been using SourceTree as Git client to...