Boa: A language and infrastructure for analyzing ultra-large-scale software repositories

@article{Dyer2013BoaAL,
  title={Boa: A language and infrastructure for analyzing ultra-large-scale software repositories},
  author={Robert Dyer and Hoan Anh Nguyen and Hridesh Rajan and Tien N. Nguyen},
  journal={2013 35th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)},
  year={2013},
  pages={422-431}
}
In today's software-centric world, ultra-large-scale software repositories, e.g. SourceForge (350,000+ projects), GitHub (250,000+ projects), and Google Code (250,000+ projects) are the new library of Alexandria. They contain an enormous corpus of software and information about software. Scientists and engineers alike are interested in analyzing this wealth of information both for curiosity as well as for testing important hypotheses. However, systematic extraction of relevant data from these… CONTINUE READING
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