University of Hertfordshire

The JIRA repository dataset: Understanding social aspects of software development

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  • Marco Ortu
  • Giuseppe Destefanis
  • Bram Adams
  • Alessandro Murgia
  • Michele Marchesi
  • Roberto Tonelli
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Conference on Predictive Models and Data Analytics in Software Engineering, PROMISE 2015
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Volume2015-October
ISBN (Electronic)9781450337151
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2015
Event11th International Conference on Predictive Models and Data Analytics in Software Engineering, PROMISE 2015 - Beijing, China
Duration: 21 Oct 2015 → …

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Predictive Models and Data Analytics in Software Engineering, PROMISE 2015
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period21/10/15 → …

Abstract

Issue tracking systems store valuable data for testing hypotheses concerning maintenance, building statistical prediction models and recently investigating developers "affectiveness". In particular, the Jira Issue Tracking System is a proprietary tracking system that has gained a tremendous popularity in the last years and offers unique features like the project management system and the Jira agile kanban board. This paper presents a dataset extracted from the Jira ITS of four popular open source ecosystems (as well as the tools and infrastructure used for extraction) the Apache Software Foundation, Spring, JBoss and CodeHaus communities. Our dataset hosts more than 1K projects, containing more than 700K issue reports and more than 2 million issue comments. Using this data, we have been able to deeply study the communication process among developers, and how this aspect affects the development process. Further-more, comments posted by developers contain not only technical information, but also valuable information about sentiments and emotions. Since sentiment analysis and human aspects in software engineering are gaining more and more importance in the last years, with this repository we would like to encourage further studies in this direction.

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