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From "Carmine V." <>
Subject [SURVEY] How do you react to build failures?
Date Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:22:46 GMT

I'm Carmine, a researcher at the University of Zurich interested in
supporting developers working with CI/CD.

Among the benefits provided by Continuous Integration (CI), increased team
productivity and release frequency are perceived as the main advantages.
However, changes that contain defects or that suffer from a poor-quality
can lead to build failures that stop a team from delivering. The recent
Report on the State of DevOps [1] states: "When failures occur, it can be
difficult to understand what caused the problem" and previous work found
that developers spend on average one hour to fix build breaks!

In our group at the University of Zurich (Switzerland), we are developing
new strategies to provide developers with the right assistance to solve
build failures faster and more efficiently. To achieve this, we first need
to understand the state of practice from real developers and we would like
to learn about your personal experience with build failures in this survey.

I would really appreciate if you could find the time to fill out the
following survey to help me in my research:

Filling out the survey will take you 5min (7min at maximum). Please note
that participating in the questionnaire is completely anonymous, but we
will publish the anonymized answers as part of a scientific publication.

If you have any questions about the questionnaire or our research, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,

Carmine Vassallo

Doctoral Student at the University of Zurich, Switzerland

[1] Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, Gene Kim, Accelerate: State of DevOps
2018: Strategies for a New Economy, 2018

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