First proposal for guidelines for psychoempirical software engineering

Today at the 7th International Workshop on Social Software Engineering (SSE 2015), an ESEC/FSE 2015 workshop, I had the pleasure to present and share our initial proposal for guidelines for psychoempirical software engineering. In short, psychoempirical software engineering is what I called doing empirical software engineering with psychology theory and measurement instruments. The proposal is from our recently … Continue reading “First proposal for guidelines for psychoempirical software engineering”

Review: PeerJ Computer Science

Given the general appreciation forx my small series of author-based reviews of academic journals, I will now report my experience with PeerJ Computer Science. PeerJ Computer Science is the second journal launched by the academic publisher of the PeerJ journal, which is called PeerJ, Inc. It was launched recently. The first articles appeared on the 26th of … Continue reading “Review: PeerJ Computer Science”

Interview at RAI Bolzano Radio on our study of little kids’ creativity for smartphone requirements

Today I was interviewed at the regional RAI radio Bolzano by Paolo Mazzocato in the program Zeppelin. We talked about our recently published study In Need of Creative Mobile Service Ideas? Forget Adults and Ask Young Children. The interview should be playable below. The interview is in Italian.

There is never enough backup

I am a PhD student in computer science, and this is how much I am paranoid about losing my PhD dissertation. To clarify on the implementation, I am using these instructions to synchronize between Overleaf and my computer, and between my computer and the two other Git servers. And, I am using duply on a … Continue reading “There is never enough backup”

Suddenly having a slow Internet connection on OS X? Disable Boom 2 Remote

I am a heavy user of Boom 2 for Mac, which is an awesome virtual amplifier and equalizer for OS X. With version 1.2, a new feature called Boom Remote lets you control Boom from an iOS device. I am not using this feature, but I guess that it is very welcomed by iOS users. … Continue reading “Suddenly having a slow Internet connection on OS X? Disable Boom 2 Remote”

My OS X-friendly Docker LAMP, MySQL, and Apache-PHP images now support Vagrant-based boot2docker boxes

As of today, my three Docker images osx-docker-lamp, osx-docker-mysql, and osx-docker-apache-php support boot2docker run through Vagrant. In short, when running boot2docker through Vagrant, you should add the following three environment variables VAGRANT_OSX_MODE="true" for enabling Vagrant-compatibility DOCKER_USER_ID=$(id -u) for letting Vagrant use your host user ID for mounted folders DOCKER_USER_GID=$(id -g) for letting Vagrant use your host user GID for mounted folders Grab … Continue reading “My OS X-friendly Docker LAMP, MySQL, and Apache-PHP images now support Vagrant-based boot2docker boxes”