Ramblings of Daniel Graziotin


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...

DataDeck v0.4.0 – Creation, modification and organization of Packages


A new DataDeck version is out. In DataDeck v0.4.0 I implemented quite all the additions I developed in dpm library. In this release I focused on packages. Because DataDeck searches and downloads packages from The Data Hub, it makes sense to have those packages organized and easily managed. Therefore, DataDeck now has a Package Library (or a local workspace): . The Library provides a unique and...

Announcing DataDeck v0.3.3, huge refactoring and many bugs fixed


I could not call it v0.4.0 because I did not really add new functionalities since v0.3.2. But take a look at the GitHub compare of v0.3.2 and v0.3.3. A total of 11 commits, showing 21 changed files with 3,605 additions and 1,740 deletions. Not bad for a one-man, ~1300 LOC sized project (still have to figure it out). So why am I posting about this release? Because I am pretty proud of it. In this...

Announcing DataDeck v0.3.1


Finally, I was able to work on DataDeck and release version 0.3.1 to the public. During the last 10 days I favored working on the new dpm library. It is difficult for me to contribute to both the projects because DataDeck is completely dpm dependent. Meanwhile, dpm is facing many internal changes. It is switching from a manager for open knowledge packages to a git-styled manager to...

datapkggui is now DataDeck, datapkg is now dpm and other great news


A heated week for OFKN projects! After I joined [ckan-dev] mailing list to discuss about datapkggui and datapkg, many things happened: Datapkg has been renamed to dpm, and is rapidly evolving under-the-hood My datapkggui project has been renamed to DataDeck, it is moving forward to become a CKAN project and will have its tiny Wiki page at . There are some old information on the page right now, I...

datapkggui v0.2.1, an important bugfix


I don’t usually post about bugfixing releases, but this one is very important. It seems that nobody (including me and datapkg developers) noticed that datapkg default configuration currently points to the old CKAN Api url, . While developing datapkggui, I simply changed the configuration line ckan.url = to ckan.url = . New users that directly download datapkg (or datapkggui) will face...

Announcing datapkggui v0.1.0


It is a pleasure for me to announce the availability of the first public release of datapkggui. Summarizing again, datapkggui is a graphical frontend for datapkg. It looks like a package manager for a GNU/Linux distribution, and it is used for obtaining open data packages. The name of the project has just been changed from datapkg-gui to datapkggui, because of consistency with Python naming...

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.