Everyone and everything is connected. Codebook is a platform that uses a social networking-inspired approach to connect artifacts and people in software repositories.
The Codebook Graph
An example of a Codebook graph that connects Pam to Dave. We can learn that Pam the Program Manager works with Dave the Developer because the Square identifier that Pam’s specification points to was named by a method checked in by Dave. In addition, Pam created Bug #673 which is assigned to Dave. Bug #673 also includes a stack trace mentioning the implementation of the Square method written by Dave.
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