Predicting failures with developer networks and social network analysis

  title={Predicting failures with developer networks and social network analysis},
  author={Andrew Meneely and Laurie A. Williams and Will Snipes and Jason A. Osborne},
  booktitle={SIGSOFT FSE},
Software fails and fixing it is expensive. Research in failure prediction has been highly successful at modeling software failures. Few models, however, consider the key cause of failures in software: people. Understanding the structure of developer collaboration could explain a lot about the reliability of the final product. We examine this collaboration structure with the developer network derived from code churn information that can predict failures at the file level. We conducted a case… CONTINUE READING
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