Measuring developer contribution from software repository data

Georgios Gousios, Eirini Kalliamvakou, Diomidis Spinellis
2008 Proceedings of the 2008 international workshop on Mining software repositories - MSR '08  
Apart from source code, software infrastructures supporting agile and distributed software projects contain traces of developer activity that does not directly affect the product itself but is important for the development process. We propose a model that, by combining traditional contribution metrics with data mined from software repositories, can deliver accurate developer contribution measurements. The model creates clusters of similar projects to extract weights that are then applied to the
more » ... actions a developer performed on project assets to extract a combined measurement of the developer's contribution. We are currently implementing the model in the context of a software quality monitoring system while we are also validating its components by means of questionnaires.
doi:10.1145/1370750.1370781 dblp:conf/msr/GousiosKS08 fatcat:4kef5rzciva2nhpfayishj7fpa