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Wed 11 Nov 2020 17:03 - 17:04 at Virtual room 1 - APIs

Modern software engineering often involves using many existing APIs, both open source and – in industrial coding environments– proprietary. Programmers reference documentation and code search tools to remind themselves of proper common usage patterns of APIs. However, high-quality API usage examples are computationally expensive to curate and maintain, and API usage examples retrieved from company-wide code search can be tedious to review. We present a tool, EG, that mines codebases and shows the common, idiomatic us-age examples for API methods. EG was integrated into Facebook’s internal code search tool for the Hack language and evaluated on open-source GitHub projects written in Python. EG was also compared against code search results and hand-written examples from a popular programming website called ProgramCreek. Compared with these two baselines, examples generated by EG are more succinct and representative with less extraneous statements. In addition, a survey with Facebook developers shows that EG examples are preferred in 97% of cases.

Wed 11 Nov
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17:00 - 17:02
Talk
Journal First
Juho LindmanUniversity of Gothenburg, Jennifer HorkoffChalmers and the University of Gothenburg, Imed HammoudaMediterranean Institute of Technology, Eric KnaussChalmers and University of Gothenburg
17:03 - 17:04
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Industry Papers
Celeste BarnabyFacebook, Inc., Koushik SenUniversity of California at Berkeley, Tianyi ZhangHarvard University, USA, Elena GlassmanHarvard University, Satish ChandraFacebook, USA
DOI
17:05 - 17:06
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Research Papers
Jiawei WangMonash University, Australia, Li LiMonash University, Australia, Kui LiuNanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, Haipeng CaiWashington State University, USA
DOI
17:07 - 17:08
Talk
Tool Demos
Rehab El-HajjUniversity of Alberta, Canada, Sarah NadiUniversity of Alberta
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17:09 - 17:10
Talk
Research Papers
Enrique Larios VargasSoftware Improvement Group, Netherlands, Mauricio AnicheDelft University of Technology, Netherlands, Christoph TreudeUniversity of Adelaide, Australia, Magiel BruntinkSoftware Improvement Group, Netherlands, Georgios GousiosFacebook, USA
DOI
17:11 - 17:30
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Paper Presentations
Celeste BarnabyFacebook, Inc., Jiawei WangMonash University, Australia, Juho LindmanUniversity of Gothenburg, Rehab El-HajjUniversity of Alberta, Canada, Tam NguyenAuburn University, USA, M: Massimiliano Di PentaUniversity of Sannio, Italy