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Title:RepoHunter: Supporting curation repositories on GitHub
Author(s):Wu, Y.; Wang, N.; Carroll, J.M.
Subject(s):Curation
GitHub
RepoHunter
Abstract:In recent years, curation repositories that organize high-quality resources for software development become trending on GitHub. However, few studies have looked at the user experiences of curation repositories, especially what the role GitHub features play in this practice is, and what design efforts can be spent to support this practice better. By surveying software developers about their experiences with curation repositories, this study finds out software developers visit curation repositories to keep themselves in sync with the community (i.e., finding resources for learning, supporting work, and following trends). Information cues on GitHub play important roles for signaling the quality of curated resources. The results inform the design and implementation of RepoHunter, which attaching information cues directly to curated items in a curation repository. The evaluation of RepoHunter reveals the improvement of user experiences and suggests further design opportunities.
Issue Date:2017
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Wu, Y., Wang, N., & Carroll, J. M. (2017). RepoHunter: Supporting Curation Repositories on GitHub. In iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 553-560). https://doi.org/10.9776/17229
Series/Report:iConference 2017 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper/Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/96766
DOI:https://doi.org/10.9776/17229
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Y. Wu, n. Wang, and J.M. Carroll
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27


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