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What Skills do IT Companies look for in New Developers? A Study with Stack Overflow Jobs

João Eduardo Montandon, Cristiano Politowski, Luciana Lourdes Silva, Marco Tulio Valente, Fabio Petrillo, Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc
2020 Information and Software Technology  
Context: There is a growing demand for information on how IT companies look for candidates to their open positions.  ...  Objective: This paper investigates which hard and soft skills are more required in IT companies by analyzing the description of 20,000 job opportunities.  ...  It describes what a company expects from its candidates, as well as what the candidates should expect from the company.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2020.106429 fatcat:u4rc5axzajebpovrolmq5bhf7e

Reinforcing Diversity Company Policies: Insights from StackOverflow Developers Survey

Karina Silveira, Soraia Musse, Isabel Manssour, Renata Vieira, Rafael Prikladnicki
2019 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems  
Results show that diversity in companies is not yet a conscious decision-making factor for developers assessing a new job opportunity, and respondents from underrepresented groups tend to believe more  ...  StackOverflow is a popular community question&answer forum, with a high engagement of software developers.  ...  So, even with all the discussions about diversity individual developers that identified themselves as Female or Male are not making it a priority when looking for a job.  ... 
doi:10.5220/0007707901190129 dblp:conf/iceis/SilveiraMMVP19 fatcat:duwxomickrh63bie7hkkaj3wpy

Résumé-Driven Development: A Definition and Empirical Characterization [article]

Jonas Fritzsch, Marvin Wyrich, Justus Bogner, Stefan Wagner
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In the same context, grey literature anecdotally coined the term R\'esum\'e-Driven Development (RDD), a phenomenon describing the overemphasis of trending technologies in both job offerings and resumes  ...  Grounded in the survey results, we conceptualize a theory to frame and explain R\'esum\'e-Driven Development.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank Maximilian Jager, University of Mannheim, for his consultation on the used statistical methods and Daniel Graziotin, University of Stuttgart, for his feedback  ... 
arXiv:2101.12703v1 fatcat:eddjq7ft3jaqhfe3iiy6zo7hza

Keeping Up with the Trends: Analyzing the Dynamics of Online Learning and Hiring Platforms in the Software Programming Domain

Ramtin Yazdanian, Robert West, Pierre Dillenbourg
2020 International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education  
the first Stack Overflow appearance of a new topic, and its first appearance on Udemy or Stack Overflow Jobs.  ...  For these domains, identifying the new necessary skills in a timely manner is a difficult task, where existing methods are inadequate.  ...  and Stack Overflow Jobs ad descriptions, we had to pay attention to several details in order to increase recall.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40593-020-00231-1 fatcat:umk7sty5ebazrb7fixrm2ojxle

What are developers talking about? An analysis of topics and trends in Stack Overflow

Anton Barua, Stephen W. Thomas, Ahmed E. Hassan
2012 Empirical Software Engineering  
In the article, we present a methodology to analyze the textual content of Stack Overflow discussions.  ...  Programming question and answer (Q&A) websites, such as Stack Overflow, leverage the knowledge and expertise of users to provide answers to technical questions.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like the thank the anonymous reviewers for their valuable feedback.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10664-012-9231-y fatcat:xrwuwmlurfcafewoubbzooo4oi

Blogging developer knowledge: Motivations, challenges, and future directions

Chris Parnin, Christoph Treude, Margaret-Anne Storey
2013 2013 21st International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC)  
What are the benefits, problems, and tools needed-what can the research community do to help?  ...  For this initial study, we selected developers from various backgrounds: IDE plugin development, mobile development, and web development.  ...  In this initial study, we asked four questions: 1) What do software developers blog about? 2) Why do software developers blog? 3) How interactive are software development blogs?  ... 
doi:10.1109/icpc.2013.6613850 dblp:conf/iwpc/ParninTS13 fatcat:lsesvdbm3zbklk6bn4waf724ii

Engineering/Technology Talent Development on the College Campus

C. P. Ravikumar
2021 Transactions of Indian National Academy of Engineering  
Thus there is a fundamental disconnect in the expectation of industry from graduating students and the focus of engineering programs.  ...  Publisher's Note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.  ...  Companies offer opportunities for technical development for the new hire to gain the right skills to perform a specific role.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s41403-020-00188-6 fatcat:fuvhfkdtszcvnc3tagbvydid3y

Towards a Theory of Software Developer Job Satisfaction and Perceived Productivity

Margaret-Anne Storey, Thomas Zimmermann, Christian Bird, Jacek Czerwonka, Brendan Murphy, Eirini Kalliamvakou
2019 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  
Developer satisfaction and work productivity are important considerations for software companies.  ...  Through our research, we developed a theory articulating a bidirectional relationship between software developer job satisfaction and perceived productivity, and identified what additional social and technical  ...  , Kim Herzig, Raja Venugopal, and Magnus Hedlund who shared important insights with us about satisfaction and productivity, and gave valuable feedback on early versions of our survey.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tse.2019.2944354 fatcat:7gjgoeexcbaz7mw7db3snpvpsa

Barriers Faced by Women in Software Development Projects

Edna Dias Canedo, Heloise Acco Tives, Madianita Bogo Marioti, Fabiano Fagundes, José Antonio Siqueira de Cerqueira
2019 Information  
Computer science is a predominantly male field of study. Women face barriers while trying to insert themselves in the study of computer science.  ...  This paper conducts a systematic literature review with the objective of finding factors that could assist in increasing women's interest in contributing to open source communities and software development  ...  yet proven, to engage women developers in open software development projects. [37] 8 The need to learn new skills has been pointed out as a motivator for women to enter, engage and persist in the world  ... 
doi:10.3390/info10100309 fatcat:eu4woo257jhvxfrzg3gbcr4fea

How Remote Work Can Foster a More Inclusive Environment for Transgender Developers

Denae Ford, Reed Milewicz, Alexander Serebrenik
2019 2019 IEEE/ACM 2nd International Workshop on Gender Equality in Software Engineering (GE)  
In this position paper, we claim that remote work offers a mechanism of control for identity disclosure and empowerment of software developers from marginalized communities.  ...  By talking to several transgender software developers we identified three themes that resonate across the trans experience and intersect with the advantages to working in software development remotely:  ...  Inc., for the U.S.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ge.2019.00011 dblp:conf/icse/FordMS19 fatcat:w2nxovvzvzcjjpviqvt2zpm6nu

Analyzing Offline Social Engagements: An Empirical Study of Meetup Events Related to Software Development [article]

Abhishek Sharma, Gede Artha Azriadi Prana, Anamika Sawhney, Nachiappan Nagappan, David Lo
2019 arXiv   pre-print
On doing a diversity analysis of Meetup groups we found 19.82% of the members on an average are female, which is a larger proportion as compared to numbers reported in previous studies on other social  ...  Software developers use a variety of social media channels and tools in order to keep themselves up to date, collaborate with other developers, and find projects to contribute to.  ...  on Stack Overflow [74] .  ... 
arXiv:1912.07352v1 fatcat:zg4l55q6wfg33ighfyj2e35ptq

Software Development Metrics With a Purpose

Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona, Daniel Izquierdo-Cortazar, Gregorio Robles, Dirk Riehle
2022 Computer  
ACKNOWLEDGMENT The work presented in this article has been funded in part by the Spanish Government under grants RTI-2018-101963-B-I00 and RTC-2017-6554-7.  ...  Stack Overflow).  ...  In this case, it allows a developer to track its own contributions (pull requests, in this instance) and compare them with contributions by other developers.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mc.2022.3145680 fatcat:vbetvjikybafxoydn2ghq6i26q

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.  ...  Stack Overflow : Stack Overflow 3 is a programming question and answer website founded in 2008 with a focus on software development.  ... 
arXiv:1810.13144v1 fatcat:nvkrpmtq4zd4zhwn57nccctr74

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.  ...  Stack Overflow : Stack Overflow 3 is a programming question and answer website founded in 2008 with a focus on software development.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10664-019-09775-w fatcat:mss5xk2givcjle4av2qmrok5fu

Mutual assessment in the social programmer ecosystem

Leif Singer, Fernando Figueira Filho, Brendan Cleary, Christoph Treude, Margaret-Anne Storey, Kurt Schneider
2013 Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work - CSCW '13  
Some recruiters participate in the ecosystem and use it to find candidates for hiring; other recruiters struggle with the interpretation of signals and issues of trust.  ...  They value passion for software development, new technologies, and learning.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank Vanessa Ramos of Masterbranch and Matthew Deiters of Coderwall for their support in conducting this re-  ... 
doi:10.1145/2441776.2441791 dblp:conf/cscw/SingerFCTSS13 fatcat:vnlh62lyhnb5hpggauypjyds5i
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