Automated program repair techniques use a buggy program and a partial specification (typically a test suite) to produce a program variant that satisfies the specification. While prior work has evaluated repair techniques in terms of the fraction of defects they repair we still don’t know if these repair tools are able to repair the bugs the developers actually care about.
Participation in open source communities is very beneficial since it provides learners an experience that has long been associated with apprenticeship-based learning. Still, FLOSS communities can do better by being more supportive and by recognizing that attracting and supporting newcomers is essential to their growth
Share your code as a gist, as an image, with special effects or directly embed it in your post with the right plugin. We review the best tools for each scenario.
A number of Open-Source Systems (OSS) have created parallel foundations, as legal instruments to better articulate the structure, collaboration and financial model for the project. We study over 80 foundations to analyze the impact they have on the open source projects the foundations aim to help.
Online code editors should be the future of programming, but we are not there yet. In this post we review the latest releases and news around the world of web-based IDEs
Do not let your open source project die of starvation. If you cannot take care of it, put it up for adoption and help it to find a new home to keep growing.
Like it or not, the first thing any recruiter will look at (just after googling your name) is your GitHub Profile. See how you can optimize the visualization of your GitHub profile to prepare it for job seeking
We aim to ensure the sustainability of open source software by providing a framework to model, generate, personalize and combine software bots to help in all phases of software development and maintenance, including community management
Coding time tracking tools will help you understand where your programming time goes (how much of that time is actually spent coding, on what languages, doing what tasks…). Any serious developer needs one of these tools.