Continuous Integration in a Social-Coding World: Empirical Evidence from GitHub

  title={Continuous Integration in a Social-Coding World: Empirical Evidence from GitHub},
  author={Bogdan Vasilescu and Stef van Schuylenburg and Jules Wulms and Alexander Serebrenik and Mark van den Brand},
  journal={2014 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution},
Continuous integration is a software engineering practice of frequently merging all developer working copies with a shared main branch, e.g., several times a day. With the advent of GitHub, a platform well known for its "social coding" features that aid collaboration and sharing, and currently the largest code host in the open source world, collaborative software development has never been more prominent. In GitHub development one can distinguish between two types of developer contributions to… CONTINUE READING
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