Can We Trust Software Repositories?
by Andreas Zeller

Jürgen Münch, Klaus Schmid (Ed.), Perspectives on the Future of Software Engineering, Chapter 14, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, October 2013.

ISBN: 9783642373947

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To acquire data for empirical studies, software engineering researchers frequently leverage software repositories as data sources. Indeed, version and bug databases contain a wealth of data on how a product came to be. To turn this data into knowledge, though, requires deep insights into the specific process and product; and it requires careful scrutiny of the techniques used to obtain the data. The central challenge of the future will thus be to combine both automatic and manual empirical analysis.

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    title = "Can We Trust Software Repositories?",
    author = "Andreas Zeller",
    year = "2013",
    month = oct,
    booktitle = "Perspectives on the Future of Software Engineering",
    chapter = "14",
    editors = "Jürgen Münch and Klaus Schmid",
    publisher = "Springer Berlin Heidelberg",
    ISBN = "9783642373947",

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