Publikationen

Raphael Pham, Leif Singer, Olga Liskin, Fernando Figueira Filho, Kurt Schneider:
»Revisited: Testing Culture on a Social Coding Site«

Testing is an important part of software development. However, creating a common understanding of a project's testing culture is a demanding task. Without it, the project's quality may degrade. We conducted a Grounded Theory study to understand how testing culture is communicated and disseminated in projects on GitHub. We investigated how the transparency of interactions on the site influences the testing behavior of developers. We found several strategies that software developers and managers can use to positively influence the testing behavior in their projects. We report on the challenges and risks caused by this and suggest guidelines for promoting a sustainable testing culture in software development projects.