Monthly Archives: November 2009

Against SEMAT

There is a call for action making the rounds among software researchers. You may have heard of it: it goes by the name of SEMAT (Software Engineering Method and Theory); Ivar Jacobson presents it as a “revolution” whose “goal is … Continue reading

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Second Workshop on Software Research and Climate Change

Here is another ICSE 2010 workshop you should be interested in: the Second Workshop on Software Research and Climate Change. The call for papers is just out –you might find it a bit unusual that there will not be a … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 for Software Engineering

The list of workshops for ICSE 2010 is out, and though many of them look very interesting I’d like to point your attention towards the workshop on Web 2.0 for Software Engineering. Here’s the abstract: Social software is built around … Continue reading

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Bad surveys

Yesterday, a grad student asked me whether I could answer a survey he was doing for his research. I’ve struggled getting participants in the past, and seeing that the survey would only take a couple of minutes, I accepted. It … Continue reading

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