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YODA: Young and newcOmer Developer Assistant by Gerardo Canfora, Massimiliano Di Penta, Stefano Giannantonio, Rocco Oliveto, Sebastiano Panichella

pubblicato 16 apr 2013, 07:36 da Gerardo Canfora   [ aggiornato in data 16 apr 2013, 07:45 ]
Mentoring project newcomers is a crucial activity in software projects, and requires to identify people having good communication and teaching skills, other than high expertise on specific technical topics. In this demo we present Yoda (Young and newcOmer Developer Assistant), an Eclipse plugin that identifies and recommends mentors for newcomers joining a software project. Yoda mines developers’ communication (e.g., mailing lists) and project versioning systems to identify mentors using an approach inspired to what ArnetMiner does when mining advisor/student relations. Then, it recommends appropriate men- tors based on the specific expertise required by the newcomer. The demo sho
ws Yoda in action, illustrating how the tool is able to identify and visualize mentoring relations in a project, and suggest appropriate mentors for a developer who is going to work on certain source code files, or on a given topic.
A tool demo at ICSE 2013.

Gerardo Canfora,
16 apr 2013, 07:39