Codebook: Social Networking over Code

Social networking systems help people maintain connections

to their friends, enabling awareness, communication,

and collaboration, especially at a distance. In many studies

of coordination in software engineering, the work artifacts,

e.g. code, bugs, specifications, are themselves the objects

that link engineers together. In this paper, we introduce

Codebook, a social networking web service in which people

can be “friends” not only with other people but with the

work artifacts they share with them. Providing a web interface

to the graph of these connections will enable software

engineers to keep track of task dependencies, discover and

maintain connections to other teams, and understand the

history and rationale behind the code that they work on and

use.

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In  Proceedings of ICSE 09 (New Ideas and Emerging Results)

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