Descriptive statistics of some Agile feature characteristics

September 2, 2012 | Derek-Jones

The purpose of software engineering research is to figure out how software development works so that the software industry can improve its quality/timeliness (i.e., lower costs and improved customer satisfaction). Research is hampered by the fact that companies are not usually willing to make public good quality data ... [Read more...]

An academic programming language paper about R

April 27, 2012 | Derek-Jones

The R language has passed another milestone, a paper aimed at the academic programming language community (or at least one section of this community) has been written about it, Evaluating the Design of the R Language by Morandat, Hill, Osvald and Vitek. Hardly earth shattering news, but it may have ... [Read more...]

Empirical software engineering is five years old

March 31, 2011 | Derek-Jones

Science and engineering are built on theoretical models that are tested against measurements of ‘reality’. Until around 10 years ago there was very little software engineering ‘reality’ publicly available; companies rarely made source available and were generally unforthcoming about any bugs that had been discovered. What happened around 10 years ago was ... [Read more...]

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