Chapter 7

Tools and Techniques for Analyzing Product and Process Data

Diomidis Spinellis*    * Department Management Science and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece


The analysis of data from software products and their development process is tempting, but often non-trivial. A flexible, extensible, scalable, and efficient way for performing this analysis is through the use of line-oriented textual data streams, which are the lowest useful common denominator for many software analysis tasks. Using this technique, Unix tool-chest programs are combined into a pipeline that forms the pattern: fetching, selecting, processing, and summarizing. Product artifacts that can be handled in this way include source ...

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