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Exploring Research Interest in Stack Overflow – A Systematic Mapping Study and Quality Evaluation [article]

Sarah Meldrum, Sherlock A. Licorish, Bastin Tony Roy Savarimuthu
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Evaluating the quality of all studies that were dedicated to software programming (58 papers), our outcomes show that on average only 58% of the developed quality criteria were met.  ...  the quality of the publications that are written about Stack Overflow.  ...  In fact, while these two reviews focus on CQA in a general context, we were unable to find a review in the field of software engineering.  ... 
arXiv:2010.12282v1 fatcat:xshj45cir5g7lbt3bsc6poahea

ERF: An Empirical Recommender Framework for Ascertaining Appropriate Learning Materials from Stack Overflow Discussions

Ashesh Iqbal, Sumi Khatun, Mohammad Shamsul Arefin, M. Ali Akber Dewan
2020 Computers  
Such information is dispersed in different sources like language documentation, wikis, and forums.  ...  In this paper, we propose a recommender system which uses a supervised machine learning approach to investigate Stack Overflow posts to present instructive information for the programmers.  ...  Stack Overflow data have been a pool for research from many perspectives.  ... 
doi:10.3390/computers9030057 fatcat:j3sd64p22netdeijelj6uosvsa

How do programmers ask and answer questions on the web?

Christoph Treude, Ohad Barzilay, Margaret-Anne Storey
2011 Proceeding of the 33rd international conference on Software engineering - ICSE '11  
of knowledge in software development.  ...  In this paper, we analyze data from Stack Overflow to categorize the kinds of questions that are asked, and to explore which questions are answered well and which ones remain unanswered.  ...  Answers on Stack Overflow often become a substitute for official product documentation when the official documentation is sparse or not yet existent 5 .  ... 
doi:10.1145/1985793.1985907 dblp:conf/icse/TreudeBS11 fatcat:4u4atobev5dzbct5uowcl3rete

Beyond Accuracy: Assessing Software Documentation Quality [article]

Christoph Treude, Justin Middleton, Thushari Atapattu
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Good software documentation encourages good software engineering, but the meaning of "good" documentation is vaguely defined in the software engineering literature.  ...  To clarify this ambiguity, we draw on work from the data and information quality community to propose a framework that decomposes documentation quality into ten dimensions of structure, content, and style  ...  , reference documentation, README files, Stack Overflow threads, tutorials) based on the ten dimensions of our software documentation quality framework.  ... 
arXiv:2007.10744v3 fatcat:vbq2fblz5rfshctj3hmhz6gc6m

Understanding the Consistency of Stack Overflow Code: A Cautionary Suggestion

Mohammed Lawal Toro
2021 Zenodo  
Outcomes indicate variability in the consistency of Stack Overflow code snippets for the various dimensions; but generally, quality problems were not necessarily dangerous in Stack Overflow snippets.  ...  It may present a challenge for the software development world, as data suggests that samples from Stack Overflow are widely included in both open source and commercial applications.  ...  Indeed, a variety of studies have recently documented the usage of Stack Overflow code snippets in open-source projects and examined their effect on application quality.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5149851 fatcat:hlgex5yev5ffdjfd2bk5ez2674

Is Stack Overflow Overflowing With Questions and Tags [article]

Ranjitha R. K., Sanjay Singh
2015 arXiv   pre-print
We also propose a method to automate the process of reviewing the quality of questions on Stack Overflow dataset in order to avoid ballooning the stack overflow with insignificant questions.  ...  Answer etc. helps us to understand the programming concepts easily and quickly in a way that has been tested and applied by many software developers.  ...  In this work we have focused on different levels of quality of question posts in order to maintain the growth of Stack Overflow website.  ... 
arXiv:1508.03601v1 fatcat:fqehrzafefemdmsgzvbd7b4b4e

Is Stack Overflow Overflowing With Questions and Tags

R. K. Ranjitha, Sanjay Singh
2015 Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Women in Computing and Informatics - WCI '15  
We also propose a method to automate the process of reviewing the quality of questions on Stack Overflow dataset in order to avoid ballooning the stack overflow with insignificant questions.  ...  Answer etc. helps us to understand the programming concepts easily and quickly in a way that has been tested and applied by many software developers.  ...  In this work we have focused on different levels of quality of question posts in order to maintain the growth of Stack Overflow website.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2791405.2791537 dblp:conf/wci/KS15 fatcat:372e3m6oofevtgjxlu6ztdlk2e

Determinants of quality, latency, and amount of Stack Overflow answers about recent Android APIs

David Kavaler, Vladimir Filkov, Fabio Calefato
2018 PLoS ONE  
It is an invaluable resource for software developers; on average, questions posted there get answered in minutes to an hour.  ...  OPEN ACCESS Citation: Kavaler D, Filkov V (2018) Determinants of quality, latency, and amount of Stack Overflow answers about recent Android APIs. PLoS ONE 13 (3): e0194139. https://doi.org/10.  ...  Acknowledgments We acknowledge Premkumar Devanbu for helpful discussions on the direction of this work.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0194139 pmid:29547620 pmcid:PMC5856353 fatcat:cymub25zjrhhlpg57g75w2gc7e

Understanding the social evolution of the Java community in Stack Overflow: A 10-year study of developer interactions

Guillermo Blanco, Roi Pérez-López, Florentino Fdez-Riverola, Anália Maria Garcia Lourenço
2019 Future generations computer systems  
The focus of the present analysis is set on the social interactions among software developers via Stack Overflow.  ...  Over the last 10 years, software developers have become intensively involved in knowledge sharing and platforms such as Stack Overflow have accumulated a lot of development data and knowledge.  ...  The degree of the nodes corresponds to answer activity on Stack Overflow.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.future.2019.12.021 fatcat:iqpmrowuwvfrllqagkdxbaffwm

Holistic recommender systems for software engineering

Luca Ponzanelli
2014 Companion Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering - ICSE Companion 2014  
We selected the four tasks from the issue tracker based on their type (two bug fixes and two enhancements) and difficulty (non-trivial, but doable in a limited amount of time).  ...  We asked each participant to perform two programming tasks, one with and one without Libra.  ...  Improving Low Quality Stack Overflow Post Detection In the two previous chapters Q&A websites like Stack Overflow, played a prominent role as source of information for developers.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2591062.2591081 dblp:conf/icse/Ponzanelli14 fatcat:jsvbb3jz4fbx3opvqntxrwlune

A Qualitative Study of Architectural Design Issues in DevOps [article]

Mojtaba Shahin, Ali Rezaei Nasab, Muhammad Ali Babar
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Our study found eight specific and contextual architectural design issues faced by the two teams and classified architectural design issues discussed in Stack Overflow and DevOps Stack Exchange into 11  ...  To this end, we conducted a mixed-methods study that consists of a qualitative case study of two teams in a company during their DevOps transformation and a content analysis of Stack Overflow and DevOps  ...  ., two architects (solution, software) in TeamA and one system architect in TeamB.  ... 
arXiv:2108.06705v2 fatcat:wx74xt3mirbm7mwlgz4vzqgoxq

BERT-Based Sentiment Analysis: A Software Engineering Perspective [article]

Himanshu Batra, Narinder Singh Punn, Sanjay Kumar Sonbhadra, Sonali Agarwal
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Following this context, the present research explores different BERT-based models to analyze the sentences in GitHub comments, Jira comments, and Stack Overflow posts.  ...  Sentiment analysis can provide a suitable lead for the tools used in software engineering along with the API recommendation systems and relevant libraries to be used.  ...  Along with the ones mentioned in the Table 1 , there are two more related tools, Emotxt [4] , based on classifying emotions (anger, sadness, love, joy, fear) and is trained on the Jira and Stack Overflow  ... 
arXiv:2106.02581v3 fatcat:grp55d3j3zbf3pg7ri2urechuu

Towards empirically investigating non-functional requirements of iOS developers on Stack Overflow

Arshad Ahmad, Chong Feng, Kan Li, Syed Mohammad Asim, Tingting Sun
2019 IEEE Access  
Developers around the globe are actively asking a question(s) and sharing solutions to the problems related to software development on Stack Overflow (SO).  ...  Context: Mobile application developers are getting more concerned due to the importance of quality requirements or non-functional requirements (NFR) in software quality.  ...  However, our work is focused on identifying NFRs or quality requirements present in iOS posts on Stack Overflow. C.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2914429 fatcat:6mvjpuu2mjeelogc77vahj6rti

SIEVE: Helping developers sift wheat from chaff via cross-platform analysis

Agus Sulistya, Gede Artha Azriadi Prana, Abhishek Sharma, David Lo, Christoph Treude
2019 Empirical Software Engineering  
We experiment with Software Engineering Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow as source platforms, and two different target platforms, i.e., Twitter and YouTube.  ...  Software developers have benefited from various sources of knowledge such as forums, question-and-answer sites, and social media platforms to help them in various tasks.  ...  How the crowd generates valuable documentation on Stack Overflow and ways of measuring it have been discussed in [40, 39] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10664-019-09775-w fatcat:mss5xk2givcjle4av2qmrok5fu

SIEVE: Helping Developers Sift Wheat from Chaff via Cross-Platform Analysis [article]

Agus Sulistya, Gede Artha Azriadi Prana, Abhishek Sharma, David Lo, Christoph Treude
2018 arXiv   pre-print
We experiment with Software Engineering Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow as source platforms, and two different target platforms, i.e., Twitter and YouTube.  ...  Software developers have benefited from various sources of knowledge such as forums, question-and-answer sites, and social media platforms to help them in various tasks.  ...  How the crowd generates valuable documentation on Stack Overflow and ways of measuring it have been discussed in [40, 39] .  ... 
arXiv:1810.13144v1 fatcat:nvkrpmtq4zd4zhwn57nccctr74
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