Major format conversion

Catching up on changes …

In August/September the site was moved from wordpress.com to the Hillside Group’s server in order to use plug-ins, have finer-grained control of access, and other advantages. [JY]

In October Felipe changed the format for readability. [PC]

Mary also added some new resources: SPPS new best practices, design patterns for mixed-method research in HCI. [MS]

Basic site organization is up

The overall structure of the site is now up, There are two major sections:  the sketch of the pattern language itself and the resources (such as various advice and handouts) that define (and sometimes compare) research methods.  These are in the menu, along with a place to put the papers from which we draw examples and a couple of administrative things.

The patterns are represented by tokens at this point, in order to get a rough sketch of the language in hand.  The next order of business is to extract patterns from a set of related papers.

This post is actually a couple of weeks late.  The basic site was released to a few potential collaborators on June 1, but it took a few days before I realized that the blog would be a good way to announce changes (and help people figure out what’s new).

[MS]

Hello world!

We’re creating this WordPress site as a shared space for developing a pattern language for software engineering research papers.  To participate, contact the administrator. [MS]