The Present and Future of Bots in Software Engineering
What is the role of bots in Software Engineering? What are the main challenges to build, adopt and integrate bots in software development processes?
Online division of labour: self-organization in Open Source
Sustainability of open source projects requires a better understanding of how contributors tend to organize themselves.
Governance strategies in Programming Languages – Who decides what gets in the language?
We study how language change proposals are integrated into eight popular programming languages. Making these governance models explicit help potential contributors to know how best to get involved in the evolution of those languages.
Talk with your repositories – A Slack chatbot for GitHub
Easily create all kinds of chatbots to easily manipulate your GitHub repositories and make sure that your users provide all the required information when filing a bug report.
5 ways to thank your favourite open source projects
We all depend on open source one way or the other. Make sure you thank the maintainers of the project you use. This post lists a few ways to do it
I tested all intelligent IDEs (2019 edition)
I tried to get some help from all these so-called smart IDEs to write a simple class to read a file. These are the results I got.
Five major roadblocks to (usable) open data
How can we make sure that everybody benefits from open data initiatives? Read our suggestions to improve the usability of open datasets
Rich Club behavior in Open Source
Rich-club is the tendency of well-connected in a community graph to interact with other well-connected nodes. This helps information flow across the network but poses a risk of these nodes colluding to control the future of the open source project.
Collaboration patterns of the active developers in GitHub
Understanding developers’ collaboration patterns enables the design of better programming tools that favor collaborative coding and help measure developer’s productivity and impact.
Leveraging Organisational Tensions across Inner Source Practice
Inner Source may bed described as the use of Open Source software development best practices and the establishment of an Open Source-like culture within organisations. But this evolution is not free from tensions.