The Art and Science of Analyzing Software Data
By Christian Bird, Tim Menzies, Thomas Zimmermann
Publisher: Elsevier / Morgan Kaufmann
Final Release Date: September 2015
Pages: 672

The Art and Science of Analyzing Software Data provides valuable information on analysis techniques often used to derive insight from software data. This book shares best practices in the field generated by leading data scientists, collected from their experience training software engineering students and practitioners to master data science.

The book covers topics such as the analysis of security data, code reviews, app stores, log files, and user telemetry, among others. It covers a wide variety of techniques such as co-change analysis, text analysis, topic analysis, and concept analysis, as well as advanced topics such as release planning and generation of source code comments. It includes stories from the trenches from expert data scientists illustrating how to apply data analysis in industry and open source, present results to stakeholders, and drive decisions.

  • Presents best practices, hints, and tips to analyze data and apply tools in data science projects
  • Presents research methods and case studies that have emerged over the past few years to further understanding of software data
  • Shares stories from the trenches of successful data science initiatives in industry
Product Details
Recommended for You
Customer Reviews


by PowerReviews
oreillyThe Art and Science of Analyzing Software Data

(based on 1 review)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars



  • 4 Stars



  • 3 Stars



  • 2 Stars



  • 1 Stars



Reviewed by 1 customer

Displaying review 1

Back to top

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Not what I was looking for

By Andrew

from Winnipeg, MB

About Me Developer

Verified Reviewer



      Best Uses

      • Researcher
      • Student

      Comments about oreilly The Art and Science of Analyzing Software Data:

      While I was initially excited to read this book (the table of contents looks like it covers a number of topics I'd like to read about), it was not really what I was looking for.

      I did not like the style of the book where each chapter was written by a different set of authors. This led to the book feeling like a collection of research articles which had been stapled together. I would have preferred a more unified book which described analysis techniques and gave examples of how they had been applied in real-world software development firms.

      Some of the chapters were interesting but I ended up skimming quite a lot of the book, unfortunately.

      Displaying review 1

      Back to top

      Buy 2 Get 1 Free Free Shipping Guarantee
      Buying Options
      Immediate Access - Go Digital what's this?
      Ebook:  $59.95
      Formats:  ePub, Mobi, PDF