Summary: Hackystat is an open source framework for collection, analysis, visualization, interpretation, annotation, and dissemination of software development process and product data. Hackystat users typically attach software ‘sensors’ to their development tools, which unobtrusively collect and send “raw” data about development to a web service called the Hackystat SensorBase for storage. The SensorBase repository can be queried by other web services to form higher level abstractions of this raw data, and/or integrate it with other internet-based communication or coordination mechanisms, and/or generate visualizations of the raw data, abstractions, or annotations.
Principal researcher(s): Philip Johnson and many others (see related projects).
Status: Active development 2001 – present.