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MSR 2021
Mon 17 - Wed 19 May 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Mon 17 May 2021 10:08 - 10:16 at MSR Room 1 - Resources for MSR Research

Software developers are social creatures: they communicate, collaborate, and promote their work in a variety of channels. Twitter, GitHub, Stack Overflow, and other platforms offer developers opportunities to network and exchange ideas. Researchers analyze content on these sites to learn about trends and topics in software engineering. However, insight mined from the text of Stack Overflow questions or GitHub issues is highly focused on detailed and technical aspects of software development. In this paper, we present a relatively new online community for software developers called DEV. On DEV users write long-form posts about their experiences, preferences, and working life in software, zooming out from specific issues and files to reflect on broader topics. About 50 thousand users have posted over 140 thousand articles related to software development. In this work, we describe the content of posts on DEV using a topic model, showing that developers discuss a rich variety and mixture of social and technical aspects of software development. We show that developers use DEV to promote themselves and their work: 83% link their profiles to their GitHub profiles and 56% to their Twitter profiles. 14% of users pin specific GitHub repos in their profiles. We argue that DEV is emerging as an important hub for software developers, and a valuable source of insight for researchers to complement data from platforms like GitHub and Stack Overflow.

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Mon 17 May
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10:00 - 10:50
Resources for MSR ResearchTechnical Papers / Data Showcase at MSR Room 1
10:00
8m
Talk
PSIMiner: A Tool for Mining Rich Abstract Syntax Trees from Code
Technical Papers
Egor SpirinJetBrains Research; National Research University Higher School of Economics, Egor BogomolovJetBrains Research, Vladimir KovalenkoJetBrains Research, Timofey BryksinJetBrains Research, Saint Petersburg State University
10:08
8m
Talk
Mining DEV for social and technical insights about software development
Technical Papers
Maria PapoutsoglouAristotle University of Thessaloniki, Johannes WachsVienna University of Economics and Business & Complexity Science Hub Vienna, Georgia KapitsakiUniversity of Cyprus
Pre-print
10:16
8m
Talk
TNM: A Tool for Mining of Socio-Technical Data from Git Repositories
Technical Papers
Nikolai SviridovITMO University, Mikhail EvtikhievJetBrains Research, Vladimir KovalenkoJetBrains Research
10:25
8m
Talk
Identifying Versions of Libraries used in Stack Overflow Code Snippets
Technical Papers
Ahmed ZeroualiVrije Universiteit Brussel, Camilo Velázquez-RodríguezVrije Universiteit Brussel, Coen De RooverVrije Universiteit Brussel
Pre-print
10:33
8m
Talk
Sampling Projects in GitHub for MSR Studies
Data Showcase
Ozren DabicSoftware Institute, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Switzerland, Emad AghajaniSoftware Institute, USI Università della Svizzera italiana, Gabriele BavotaSoftware Institute, USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Pre-print
10:41
8m
Talk
gambit – An Open Source Name Disambiguation Tool for Version Control Systems
Technical Papers
Christoph GoteChair of Systems Design, ETH Zurich, Christian ZinggChair of Systems Design, ETH Zurich
Pre-print