Projects on GitHub rely on the automation provided by software development bots to uphold quality and alleviate developers’ workload. Nevertheless, the presence of bots can be annoying and disruptive to the community. Backed by multiple studies with practitioners, this paper provides guidelines for developing and maintaining software bots. These guidelines aim to support the development of future and current bots and social coding platforms.
- Software development management
- Task analysis
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