Communication is the key - support durable knowledge sharing in software engineering by microblogging
Communication is undoubtedly one of the key elements of successful software development. Especially in larger groups communication is the critical point in gathering and forming relevant information, share knowledge and create functioning products. Some studies stressed out the fact that informal, ad hoc communication take up a significant part of the developers working time. Nonetheless the support of inter-project and inter-organisational communication seems to play a minor part in the development of IDEs and software development platforms. In this paper we discuss communication and knowledge sharing in software engineering and introduce an approach to support social software engineering by microblogging. This approach is to be studied in future projects.
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