• Publications
  • Influence
Rcs — a system for version control
  • W. Tichy
  • Computer Science
  • Softw. Pract. Exp.
  • 1 July 1985
TLDR
Basic version control concepts are introduced and the practice of version control using RCS is discussed, and usage statistics show that RCS's delta method is space and time efficient. Expand
Should Computer Scientists Experiment More?
  • W. Tichy
  • Computer Science
  • Computer
  • 1 May 1998
TLDR
How the software industry is beginning to value experiments, because results may give a company a three- to five-year lead over the competition is considered. Expand
Experimental evaluation in computer science: A quantitative study
TLDR
A survey of 400 recent research articles suggests that computer scientists publish relatively few papers with experimentally validated results, which appears to be a serious weakness in computer science research. Expand
A Controlled Experiment in Maintenance Comparing Design Patterns to Simpler Solutions
TLDR
The experiment investigates software maintenance scenarios that employ various design patterns and compares designs with patterns to simpler alternatives and concludes that, unless there is a clear reason to prefer the simpler solution, it is probably wise to choose the flexibility provided by the design pattern. Expand
The string-to-string correction problem with block moves
  • W. Tichy
  • Computer Science
  • TOCS
  • 1 November 1984
TLDR
An algorithm that produces the shortest edit sequence transforming one string into another is presented and is optimal in the sense that it generates a minimal covering set of common substrings of one string with respect to another. Expand
Design, implementation, and evaluation of a Revision Control System
  • W. Tichy
  • Computer Science
  • ICSE '82
  • 13 September 1982
TLDR
Both design and implementation of RCS are evaluated by contrasting RCS with SCCS, a similar system and it is shown that the latter technique improves run-time efficiency, while requiring almost no extra space. Expand
Delta algorithms: an empirical analysis
TLDR
Results indicate that modern delta compression algorithms based on Ziv-Lempel techniques significantly outperform diff, a popular but older delta compressor, in terms of compression ratio. Expand
Impact of software engineering research on the practice of software configuration management
TLDR
The evolution of SCM technology from the early days of software development to the present is discussed, with a particular emphasis on the impact that university and industrial research has had along the way. Expand
Case study: extreme programming in a university environment
TLDR
This paper provides some guidelines for those starting out with extreme programming and observations about the key practices of XP suggest it is difficult to implement XP without coaching. Expand
A Controlled Experiment Comparing the Maintainability of Programs Designed with and without Design Patterns—A Replication in a Real Programming Environment
TLDR
The results indicate quite strongly that some patterns are much easier to understand and use than others, and that design patterns are not universally good or bad, but must be used in a way that matches the problem and the people. Expand
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