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The Advantages of Maintaining a Multitask, Project-Specific Bot: An Experience Report

Abstract

Bots are becoming a popular method for automating basic everyday tasks in many software projects. This is true in particular because of the availability of many off-the-shelf task-specific bots that teams can quickly adopt (which are sometimes completed with additional task-specific custom bots). Based on our experience in the Coq project, where we have developed and maintained a multi-task project-specific bot, we argue that this alternative approach to project automation should receive more attention because it strikes a good balance between productivity and adaptibility. In this article, we describe the kind of automation that our bot implements, what advantages we have gained by maintaining a project-specific bot, and the technology and architecture choices that have made it possible. We draw conclusions that should generalize to other medium-sized software teams willing to invest in project automation without disrupting their workflows.
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hal-03479327 , version 1 (14-12-2021)
hal-03479327 , version 2 (25-04-2022)

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Théo Zimmermann, Julien Coolen, Jason Gross, Pierre-Marie Pédrot, Gaëtan Gilbert. The Advantages of Maintaining a Multitask, Project-Specific Bot: An Experience Report. IEEE Software, 2022, pp.2-7. ⟨10.1109/MS.2022.3179773⟩. ⟨hal-03479327v2⟩
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