empirical studies Archive
Design your own controlled experiments to improve the design of your domain specific languages. A/B tests for DSLs are now possible!!
Mining information on software projects hosted on GitHub can reveal a lot of useful information on how software projects (and the community behind them) should be managed to optimize your chances of success
Negative or null results are hardly ever published though they are important in showing the paths which did not pay off. This special issue is a first step to change this
How well does it fare the "MDE-version" of a well-known open source software project wrt the original? Find out what benefits (and shortcomings) MDE brings in this scenario
Select the best tool to build a graphical editor for your DSL with these criteria and comparison of existing graphical language workbenches
Help us to choose the best BPMN notation as part of this crowdsourcing experiment where we aim to test the usefulness of crowdsourcing when it comes to create language notations.
First empirical study on the adoption of Eclipse-based modelling technologies in open-source projects on GitHub. Promising results!
Analysing the different code-generation strategies that companies can follow to simplify the development of cross-platform mobile applications
Definition of security policies is perceived as an important activity by developers, but at the same time they say it's complex and error prone. Read the full results
What makes an open source software successful (in terms of commits, contributors,...)? I have no idea but this post explains one thing that will NOT work
Very few MDD approaches have been reported to deal with NFRs (though they should). To better understand the current practices we have initiated the NFR4MDD project, a multi-national empirical study, based on interviews with companies working on MDD projects.
I asked my students to use a code-generation tool to develop a simple CRUD-like application. This is what they have to say about the experience.
Openness level of an open source project can influence the enthusiasm of new developers to join a project. See three metrics to calculate the openness of OSS projects
What can issue labels teach you about your project? Three simple yet powerful visualizations to better understand WHO is doing WHAT
Did you know that more than one milion GitHub projects have less than 10 commits? And that over 2M have basically zero external contributions?
During the last few years, Jon Whittle, John Hutchinson, and Mark Rouncefield have been trying to
During the second half of 2011 and the first half of 2012, Jordi and myself (Carlos
We already discussed that releasing a tool as open source does not guarantee that people will
Guest post by Sagar Sunkle and Vinay Kulkarni explaining how the use of model-driven techniques at Tata
We recenly asked you to explain us why you did not contribute (more) to open source