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Wed 11 Nov 2020 17:07 - 17:08 at Virtual room 1 - APIs

Software developers heavily rely on third-party libraries to accomplish their programming tasks. Since many libraries offer similar functionality, it can be difficult and tedious for developers differentiate similar libraries in order to select the most suitable one. In our previous work, we proposed the idea of metric-based library comparisons that allow developers to compare various aspects of libraries within the same domain, empowering them with information to aid with their decision. In this paper we present an IntelliJ plugin, LibComp, that provides this library metric-based comparison technique right within the developer’s IDE. As soon as a developer adds a library dependency that LibComp has information about, LibComp will highlight this dependency to let the developer know that there are alternatives available. Once the user triggers the comparison for that library, they can view various metrics about the library and its alternatives and decide if they want to use one of the alternatives. In the process, LibComp also records the number of times the developer invokes the tool and any completed replacements. Such feedback, if optionally sent to us by the developer, provides us valuable insights into developers’replacement decisions as well as information on how we can improve the tool. A video demonstrating the usage of LibComp can be found at https://youtu.be/YtEEdJan77A

Wed 11 Nov
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17:00 - 17:02
Emerging Perspectives of Application Programming Interface Strategy: A Framework to Respond to Business Concerns
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
Exempla Gratis (E.G.): Code Examples for Free
Industry Papers
Celeste BarnabyFacebook, Inc., Koushik SenUniversity of California at Berkeley, Tianyi ZhangHarvard University, USA, Elena GlassmanHarvard University, Satish ChandraFacebook, USA
17:05 - 17:06
Exploring How Deprecated Python Library APIs Are (Not) Handled
Research Papers
Jiawei WangMonash University, Australia, Li LiMonash University, Australia, Kui LiuNanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, Haipeng CaiWashington State University, USA
17:07 - 17:08
LibComp: An IntelliJ Plugin for Comparing Java Libraries
Tool Demos
Rehab El-HajjUniversity of Alberta, Canada, Sarah NadiUniversity of Alberta
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
17:09 - 17:10
Selecting Third-Party Libraries: The Practitioners’ Perspective
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 & Delft University of Technology
17:11 - 17:30
Conversations on APIs
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