author = {Raphael Pham and Leif Singer and Olga Liskin and Fernando Figueira
	Filho and Kurt Schneider},
  title = {{C}reating a {S}hared {U}nderstanding of {T}esting {C}ulture on a
	{S}ocial {C}oding {S}ite},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Software Engineering
	(ICSE 2013), pages 112 - 121, San Francisco, USA},
  year = {2013},
  abstract = {Many software development projects struggle with creating and communicating
	a testing culture that is appropriate for the project's needs. This
	may degrade software quality by leaving defects undiscovered. Previous
	research suggests that social coding sites such as GitHub provide
	a collaborative environment with a high degree of social transparency.
	This makes developers' actions and interactions more visible and
	trackable. We conducted interviews with 33 active users of GitHub
	to investigate how the increased transparency found on GitHub in-
	fluences developers' testing behaviors. Subsequently, we validated
	our findings with an online questionnaire that was answered by 569
	members of GitHub. We found several strategies that software developers
	and managers can use to positively influence the testing behavior
	in their projects. However, project owners on GitHub may not be aware
	of them. We report on the challenges and risks this creates and suggest
	guidelines for promoting a sustainable testing culture in software
	development projects.},
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