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dc.contributor.authorParnin, C.en
dc.contributor.authorTreude, C.en
dc.contributor.authorStorey, M.en
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the 21st International Conference on Program Comprehension, 2013 / pp.211-214en
dc.description.abstractWhy do software developers place so much effort into writing public blog posts about their knowledge, experiences, and opinions on software development? What are the benefits, problems, and tools needed—what can the research community do to help? In this paper, we describe a research agenda aimed at understanding the motivations and issues of software development blogging. We interviewed developers as well as mined and analyzed their blog posts. For this initial study, we selected developers from various backgrounds: IDE plugin development, mobile development, and web development. We found that developers used blogging for a variety of functions such as documentation, technology discussion, and announcing progress. They were motivated by a variety of reasons such as personal branding, knowledge retention, and feedback. Among the challenges for blog authors identified in our initial study, we found primitive tool support, difficulty recreating and recalling recent development experiences, and management of blog comments. Finally, many developers expressed that the motivations and benefits they received for blogging in public did not directly translate to corporate settings.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityChris Parnin, Christoph Treude, Margaret-Anne Storeyen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesConference Proceedings Annual International Symposium on Computer Architectureen
dc.rights© 2013 IEEEen
dc.titleBlogging developer knowledge: motivations, challenges, and future directionsen
dc.typeConference paperen
dc.contributor.conferenceIEEE 21st International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC) (20 May 2013 - 21 May 2013 : San Francisco, CA)en
pubs.library.collectionComputer Science publicationsen
dc.identifier.orcidTreude, C. [0000-0002-6919-2149]en
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