What science says about naming

A few weeks ago Peter Hilton and I recorded a Software Engineering Radio podcast on naming and during and after the interview, we wondered: what does science say?! To start with, science agrees with us that naming matters. In the source code of Eclipse (about 2 MLoC) 33% of the tokens and 72% of characters are devoted Read more about What science says about naming[…]

Women, men and software — Alexander Serebrenik

Some people (men) wonder why women do not participate in StackOverflow. Alexander was interested in this topic, so he tried to figure out what exactly was going on. Of course, in an automated way. Some people have names which are relatively easy to match to a gender, like Gunter. This is sometimes local, Andrea is Read more about Women, men and software — Alexander Serebrenik[…]