Ramblings of Daniel Graziotin


Ramblings of Daniel Graziotin


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Dr. Daniel Graziotin

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.



Recent Research

Here you can see all my publications and access all of them for free, as open access.

Latest stories

Limit the CPU usage of ownCloud Desktop Sync client under Windows


Owncloud is an incredible Open Source Dropbox alternative, which can either be installed on a personal server or employed through 3rd party providers. I started using it since the very early releases and it improves more and more each day. Although I still need to use Dropbox with some University colleagues, I was able to make the final switch by bridging the Dropbox shared folders and ownCloud...

Comparison of Open Access Software Engineering and Information Systems Journals


I am using figshare since one month and I am already loving it. It is currently hosting an appendix for a research paper (in press), a completely open-access paper, and the sources of a software program. In the last two days, I compiled a list of Open Access (i.e., DOAJ-listed), peer-reviewed journals in Software Engineering and Information Systems. It required quite some effort to build this...

1st Software Factory Evening


Similarly to the Entrepreneurship Evening, we are organizing a show-off event for the end of this year’s Software Factory course. Software Factory is a special course at the Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, in which students coming from all University Faculties develop a working software prototype for an existing customer. The course lasts only 7 weeks and is...

The Dynamics of Creativity in Software Development on Figshare


I’ve just uploaded to figshare a Doctoral Symposium paper to be presented at PROFES 2013 conference. The document summarizes my first four months of PhD research. It proposes a research design towards a theory on creativity in software development. This paper is the final version, after peer review. As I hold the copyright of the paper, this is my first truly open-access publication. The...

How to disable Unity default multi-touch gestures in Ubuntu


You might want to disable Unity built-in 3-fingers and 4-fingers multitouch handling. Maybe you do not like how the touchpad/trackpad gestures are handled in Unity, or you just want to install Touchégg. I have just updated my post to setup OS X-like multitouch gestures for Macbook Pros running Ubuntu. It should now work for any modern Ubuntu release, from 12.10 to the latest 13.04 Raring Ringtail...

SematAcc v1.1.0 supports Meteor v0.6.0


SematAcc v1.0.0 was out only 3 days ago and Meteor people were already able to make it obsolete.The cutting-edge Meteor v0.6.0 adds several interesting features up to break SematAcc. It also broke one of SematAcc employed libraries, RGraph.
SematAcc v1.1.0 is already out to fix that. It runs the latest RGraph stable release and it is compatible with Meteor v0.6.0.

Introducing SEMAT Essence Accelerator


It is a pleasure for me to announce a stable public release of SematAcc – the SEMAT Essence Accelerator. SematAcc is a web positioning system for SEMAT Essence Theory of Software Engineering. It provides practical ways to learn the Essence theory, as it enables a web positioning system to represent a software system status using Essence Kernel (currently, only the Concerns, Alphas and the...

Do not forget Typography and Color harmony for your website


While I am not (and will never be) a web designer, I recognize that slight changes in typography aspects and in the colors can significantly transform the visual impact of a website. Colors and other text-related dimensions cannot be chosen randomly. Unless you are an expert, you do not have the instruments to wisely choose graphical elements that are in harmony. This is because color harmony is...

Migrating to a new Server


I am currently migrating ineed.coffee website to a new server. Expect some up-and-down due to DNS changes. The website should completely be OK tomorrow (2013-02-03).
Other stuff will also be moved in the subsequent days. I expect some other up-and-down during the next week, due to me doing dumb stuff with configuration files.
(Featured Image credits: USFWS)

2nd Free University of Bozen-Bolzano Entrepreneurship Evening


I am pleased to invite my readers to the second edition of FUBEE, the Entrepreneurship Evening event of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (FUB). WHAT FUBEE is organized during the Lean Startup course, which is the first course truly opened to all FUB faculties and students.It is a taste of the future of young Entrepreneurs in South Tyrol (Italy). Each of the student team delivers an executive...

tl;dr legal – understand and apply opensource licenses, for humans.


Have you ever wondered whether you should go with GNU Lesser General Public License v3 or the MIT License? What does the Microsoft Public License say, by the way? We need tools to visualize software licenses in order to better understand them, respect them and (eventually) apply them to our software systems. tl;dr legal is a marvelous website, which helps you to understand the most famous open...

Apache, PHP, MySQL slow under Windows 8. How to fix.


I recently escaped from Apple based computers to go back to normal laptops. I purchased a very powerful Lenovo ThinkPad W530. It is a war machine. I am so happy and satisfied with it that I will even keep Windows 8 Professional for a while. I will then switch back to my beloved GNU/Linux as well. Meanwhile, I still have to accomplish many development task, some of which are classic web...

Special Lecture on Semat Essence of Software Engineering


I was invited to hold a special lecture in the Introduction to Management Engineering course at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. I presented Semat Essence Theory of Software Engineering to 1st year B.Sc. students in Computer Science and Engineering. The purpose of the lecture was to introduce this very new material to beginners – Computer Science students. In this post, I share the...

My Unibz personal Web page


As a Ph.D. students, I have got a personal web page in my University. Click on the post title to open it.
I have basically taken my personal landing page, changed font and added RSS fetchers for the Academics-related categories of Task3. Yes, I am lazy.

Scholarley, best Android client for Mendeley


If you are using Mendeley to organize, share, and reference research papers and if you possess an Android device (preferably a tablet), then you have to give Scholarley a try.
Latest releases are even able to synchronize the files (PDFs) to the Android device.
Click on the post title to find out.

New (git) announcements system


Starting from today, I will point out interesting git commits for my projects, using Standard Theme‘s Link posts. My first git announcement is regarding two new features for mbpfan. The micro-posts let you download latest mbpfan-git release by clicking on the post title. I might use this system to report interesting things I find around, as well.

A new cycle has begun


I feel like I have just closed an important cycle of my life. Since the 1st of October, I am enrolled as a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. While my Ph.D. will only start from the 7th of January, I am already working in the S4FS research team. Many things are already coming out, that is why I have just opened the research category on this website...

Mbpfan v1.5.0 is out. Supports true multicore CPUs


Mbpfan v1.5.0 is out! This release adds compatibility with 3.5-3.6 kernels and true multicore CPUs. That is, all Intel based Macbooks should be supported. I am using mbpfan on my Macbook Pro 6,2 on Ubuntu 12.10 successfully. This time, I could find the very kind collaboration of two Archlinux users, to make the necessary changes to mbpfan. This means that mbpfan has been successfully tested on...

Ramblings of Daniel Graziotin

About Author


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.