Ramblings of Daniel Graziotin

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My name is Daniel Graziotin. I am a researcher in software engineering at the Institute of Software Technology, University of Stuttgart.

There is a fair chance that you are reading this after landing on one of my posts or project page. On my website, I ramble a lot about my research activities, which span from human and behavioral aspects of software engineering (such as the happiness of software developers) to open science and research itself.

Here you can read more about me or contact me.
Oh yeah, I am a coffee junkie. If you meet me around, ask to have a coffee together.

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How to dynamically change video.js videos and captions, with JavaScript

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I am involved in a multidisciplinary data visualization research project. A part of it relies on qualitative data, namely video interviews. Regarding the videos, the Web designer wired the following layout: Pretty neat and simple, isn’t it? The user clicks on one of the thumbnails below the video player. The thumbnail is marked as selected via a change of background-color of its container...

Joining The Winnower

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I am proud to join The Winnower, a revolutionary open science project, as Web software engineer and advisor. The Winnower is an innovative open science publishing platform-i.e., an academic journal-that employs open post-publication peer review. The platform aims to revolutionize how science is communicated by breaking down the barriers to scientific communication. While its founder Josh...

Announcing mbpfan-v1.7.0

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The last update to mbpfan happened almost 1 year and a half ago. Besides having little time to invest in this project, I had the issue of not possessing a Macbook anymore. One week ago, my faculty assigned me a shiny new Macbook Pro 11,1. Just in time, because the new Linux 3.1.5 kernel was breaking mbpfan (or better, mbpfan was not suited for the new kernel). It was time to update the project...

Review: Scientometrics

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As there are some proposals to write consumer reports of academic journals, I started to write reviews of journals I publish in. Together with Xiaofeng Wang and Pekka Abrahamsson, I recently published an article in Scientometrics. Scientometrics describes itself as an “International Journal for all Quantitative Aspects of the Science of Science, Communication in Science and Science...

Installer for the most recent Chromium browser release

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I keep forgetting this link, so I am putting it here for future reference.

This website contains a full installer for the Chromium browser. This is much needed, because the folks at Google provide Chromium as installable software. However, its open-source counterpart Chromium was lacking a way to easily install itself, especially on Windows. Now there is a way.

rchiveit 1.4.0

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I am pleased to announce the availability of rchiveit v1.4.0. This version corrects a few minor bugs, including one when a journal has more than one publishers. It removes the quite annoying scrollTo action, which used to happen before the results where returned. Rchiveit now returns more entries when multiple results are retrieved. It correctly represnts SHERPA/RoMEO’s subject to...

Review: PeerJ

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Similarly to what I did for the Journal of Open Research Software, I keep following some proposals to write consumer reports of academic journals. It is the turn of PeerJ. PeerJ is an open access peer-reviewed journal in the areas of Biological, Medical and Health sciences. While it appears to be out of scope for a researcher in software engineering as I am, it accepts submissions from other...

Call for Papers: 15th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Development and Process Improvement (PROFES 2014)

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As Social Media Chair of the upcoming PROFES 2014 conference, I am glad to announce the call for papers below. Download the PDF file of this CfP. 15th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Development and Process Improvement (PROFES 2014) December 10-12, 2014, Helsinki, Finland Website: Twitter: @PROFES_conf Conference Background And Topics PROFES is the premier forum for...

Ineed.coffee license upgraded to CC-BY 4.0

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As the License page now states, the contents of this website (with exception of the projects) are now licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). Ineed.coffee by Daniel Graziotin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The upgrade is not really going to affect how people can use the material from Ineed.coffee. As long...

Kickstarting the OKF Open Science group for Italy

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I received the honors (and the responsibilities) to kickstart the Italian chapter for the Open Knowledge Foundation Open science working group. I am so happy that I have not been alone since the beginning. Together with two OKF Italia founding members (my old friend Maurizio Napolitano and Francesca de Chiara) and two first open scientist to join (Alessandro Sarretta and Angelo Varlotta), I aim...

Joining the Journal of Open Research Software

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I am proud to join the editorial board of the Journal of Open Research Software (JORS), an Open Access journal sponsored by the Software Sustainability Institute. JORS is a new entry in the academic publishing landscape; however, it is an innovative journal that deserves attention from scholars. It features peer reviewed software papers describing open source research software with high reuse...

Green Open Access explained to non-scientist: video of SFSCon2013 invited talk

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Above is the video of my SFSCon 2013 invited presentation. Below are the extended slides of the talk. Here is a link to them if the embed functionality below does not work (e.g., you are browsing my website using SSL). The slides are released under a CC-BY license. Hope you enjoy them, and feel free to reuse. [advanced_iframe securitykey=”3e4f0ef4ca4712f326dc5541f0c050378bbe4b81″...

rchiveit v1.3.0 – blazing fast

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I am pleased to announce the availability of rchiveit v1.3.0. This version features a strong code cleanup and a cache system. This means that if you are not the first one looking for a specific term, the results will be displayed amazingly fast. The cache system is temporary. It keeps the searched records for 7 days. The version is already live at . If you visited rchiveit before, you may want to...

rchiveit v1.2.0 – now with permalinks and UTF-8 encoding

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I am pleased to announce the availability of rchiveit v1.2.0. This version features a major refactoring of the codebase and two important features: Permalinks for journals! You can actually bookmark the entries now. Try to see Nature entry UTF-8 was forced for SHERPA/RoMEO XML. This means that words like Educa��o will now be displayed correctly. The version is already live at . If you visited...

What is self-archiving and why should I care? Workshop slides

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Tomorrow I will deliver a presentation at my Faculty. The topic is “self-archiving” research articles, or green Open Access. Below is the description of the workshop. At the end of this post, I share the slides of the workshop. Workshop on self-archiving Computer Science studies SPEAKER: Daniel Graziotin, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano TITLE: What is self-archiving and why should I...

rchiveit v1.1.0 – search the publisher self-archiving policies

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I have just released rchiveit v1.1.0 on GitHub. This version brings several improvements, summarized here: It is now possible to search the publisher’s default self-archiving policies. For example, if your conference paper is published by the general ACM Proceedings in the Digital Library, you can just see what ACM default policies are. Share buttons are disabled when the screen is too...

Announcing rchive.it

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I am glad to announce the public availability of rchiveit, a Web application with the aim to quickly deliver the answer to the question What am I allowed to do with my scientific paper? Three days ago, I played with Bootstrap for the first time. Yes, I have background in Web Engineering but I have never played with Bootstrap before. However, in addition to play around with some CSS and...

Review: Journal of Open Research Software

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Update 2014-o6-20: I revised this blog post, and I published it as a journal article in The Winnower. Cite it as D. Graziotin,  “An author-based review of the Journal of Open Research Software”, The Winnower, 2014. DOI: 10.15200/winn.140326.62772. Many questions arise while browsing an unknown, yet promising journal website. How will the editorial process work? Will the submission be acknowledged...

Feedback requested for e-print: Traverse the landscape of the mind by walking: an exploration of a new brainstorming practice

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We (Xiaofeng Wang, Daniel Graziotin, Juha Rikkilä, Pekka Abrahamsson) conducted a pilot study of a new brainstorming technique, which could improve brainstorming session simply by.. thinking and walking. Put in other words.. Doing some brainstorming? Take a hike. Check out this new preprint that investigates brainstorming while walking. — PeerJ Preprints (@PeerJPreprints) August 22, 2013 We...

Ramblings of Daniel Graziotin

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Dr. Daniel Graziotin received his PhD in computer science, software engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, Web engineering, and open science. He researches, publishes, and reviews for venues in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychology. Daniel is the founder of the psychoempirical software engineering discipline and guidelines. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software, academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal, and academic editor at the Open Communications in Computer Science journal. He is the local coordinator of the Italian Open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a member of ACM, SIGSOFT, and IEEE.