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The Art and Science of Analyzing Software Data by Thomas Zimmermann, Tim Menzies, Christian Bird

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Chapter 1

Past, Present, and Future of Analyzing Software Data

Christian Bird*; Tim Menzies; Thomas Zimmermann*    * Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA Computer Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

Abstract

This chapter introduces the book and offers some context for the rest of the chapters. Specifically, we explore different definitions of ”software analytics” as well the historical evolution of the data science for software engineering.

Keywords

data science

software analytics

software engineering

history

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