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Software Engineering from a Social Network Perspective

This thematic series presents a collection of articles on the broad topic of Software Engineering from a Social Network Perspective. Articles on the concept of “social network” are spread out in the software engineering literature. This thematic series brings together different views and applications of the concept with research dealing with social network sites, specialized methods for software engineering activities, social network analysis and visualization, empirical quantitative and qualitative studies, patterns and anti-patterns, tool development, etc.

Edited by:

Marco A. Gerosa, University of São Paulo, Brazil
David Redmiles, University of California, Irvine, USA
Pernille Bjorn, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Anita Sarma, Oregon State University, USA

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  1. Content type: Editorial

    In the Internet age, the concept of social network is emerging as both a useful means for understanding software development activities and a concept for designing software tools to support these activities. E...

    Authors: Marco Aurelio Gerosa, David Redmiles, Pernille Bjørn and Anita Sarma

    Citation: Journal of Internet Services and Applications 2015 6:23

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  2. Content type: Research

    A new discipline at the intersection of the development and operation of software systems known as DevOps has seen significant growth recently. Among the wide range of tasks of DevOps professionals, we focus on t...

    Authors: Kostas Magoutis, Christos Papoulas, Antonis Papaioannou, Flora Karniavoura, Dimitrios-Georgios Akestoridis, Nikos Parotsidis, Maria Korozi, Asterios Leonidis, Stavroula Ntoa and Constantine Stephanidis

    Citation: Journal of Internet Services and Applications 2015 6:19

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Internet Services and Applications 2015 6:20

  3. Content type: Research

    Brazil is an emerging economy with many IT initiatives from public and private sectors. To evaluate the progress of such initiatives, we study the geographical distribution of software developers in Brazil, in...

    Authors: Fernando Figueira Filho, Marcelo Gattermann Perin, Christoph Treude, Sabrina Marczak, Leandro Melo, Igor Marques da Silva and Lucas Bibiano dos Santos

    Citation: Journal of Internet Services and Applications 2015 6:17

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  4. Content type: Research

    Many software projects are no longer done in-house by a single organization. Instead, we are in a new age where software is developed by a networked community of individuals and organizations, which base their...

    Authors: Jose Teixeira, Gregorio Robles and Jesús M. González-Barahona

    Citation: Journal of Internet Services and Applications 2015 6:14

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  5. Content type: Research

    Social debt is analogous to technical debt in many ways: it represents the state of software development organisations as the result of “accumulated” decisions. In the case of social debt, decisions are about ...

    Authors: Damian A Tamburri, Philippe Kruchten, Patricia Lago and Hans van Vliet

    Citation: Journal of Internet Services and Applications 2015 6:10

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  6. Content type: Research

    Social networks have changed our daily life and they have the potential to significantly influence and support Requirements Engineering (RE) activities. Social network-based RE approaches will allow us to over...

    Authors: Norbert Seyff, Irina Todoran, Kevin Caluser, Leif Singer and Martin Glinz

    Citation: Journal of Internet Services and Applications 2015 6:7

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