StackOverflow and GitHub : associations between software development and crowdsourced knowledge

B.N. Vasilescu, V. Filkov, A. Serebrenik

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    Stack Overflow is a popular on-line programming question and answer community providing its participants with rapid access to knowledge and expertise of their peers, especially benefitting coders. Despite the popularity of Stack Overflow, its role in the work cycle of open-source developers is yet to be understood: on the one hand, participation in it has the potential to increase the knowledge of individual developers thus improving and speeding up the development process. On the other hand, participation in Stack Overflow may interrupt the regular working rhythm of the developer, hence also possibly slow down the development process. In this paper we investigate the interplay between Stack Overflow activities and the development process, reflected by code changes committed to the largest social coding repository, GitHub. Our study shows that active GitHub committers ask fewer questions and provide more answers than others. Moreover, we observe that active Stack Overflow askers distribute their work in a less uniform way than developers that do not ask questions. Finally, we show that despite the interruptions incurred, the Stack Overflow activity rate correlates with the code changing activity in GitHub.
    Originele taal-2Engels
    Titel2013 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (Washington DC, USA, September 8-13, 2013)
    UitgeverijInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Pagina's188-195
    ISBN van geprinte versie978-0-7695-5137-1
    DOI's
    StatusGepubliceerd - 2013
    Evenementconference; 2013 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing -
    Duur: 1 jan 2013 → …

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    Congresconference; 2013 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing
    Periode1/01/13 → …
    Ander2013 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing

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