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Fri 13 Nov 2020 01:00 - 01:02 at Virtual room 1 - Empirical

Polyglot programming, the use of multiple programming languages during the development process, is common practice in modern software development. This study investigates this practice through a randomized controlled trial conducted under the context of database programming. Participants in the study were given coding tasks written in Java and one of three SQL-like embedded languages. One was plain SQL in strings, one was in Java only, and the third was a hybrid embedded language that was closer to the host language. We recorded 109 valid data points. Results showed significant differences in how developers of different experience levels code using polyglot techniques. Notably, less experienced programmers wrote correct programs faster in the hybrid condition (frequent, but less severe, switches), while more experienced developers that already knew both languages performed better in traditional SQL (less frequent but more complete switches). The results indicate that the productivity impact of polyglot programming is complex and experience level dependent.

Fri 13 Nov
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01:00 - 01:02
Talk
A Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effects of Embedded Computer Language Switching
Research Papers
P. Merlin UesbeckUniversity of Nevada at Las Vegas, USA, Cole S. PetersonUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Bonita SharifUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Andreas StefikUniversity of Nevada at Las Vegas, USA
DOI
01:03 - 01:04
Talk
BugsInPy: A Database of Existing Bugs in Python Programs to Enable Controlled Testing and Debugging Studies
Tool Demos
Ratnadira WidyasariSingapore Management University, Singapore, Sheng Qin SimSingapore Management University, Singapore, Camellia LokSingapore Management University, Singapore, Haodi QiSingapore Management University, Singapore, Jack PhanSingapore Management University, Singapore, Qijin TaySingapore Management University, Singapore, Constance TanSingapore Management University, Singapore, Fiona WeeSingapore Management University, Singapore, Jodie Ethelda TanSingapore Management University, Singapore, Yuheng YiehSingapore Management University, Singapore, Brian GohSingapore Management University, Singapore, Ferdian ThungSingapore Management University, Hong Jin KangSingapore Management University, Singapore, Thong HoangSingapore Management University, Singapore, David LoSingapore Management University, Ouh Eng LiehSingapore Management University, Singapore
DOI
01:05 - 01:06
Talk
Do Code Review Measures Explain the Incidence of Post-Release Defects? Case Study Replications and Bayesian Networks
Journal First
Andrey KrutauzConcordia University, Tapajit DeyLero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick, Peter RigbyConcordia University, Montreal, Canada, Audris MockusUniversity of Tennessee - Knoxville
01:07 - 01:08
Talk
On the Naturalness of Hardware Descriptions
Research Papers
Jaeseong LeeUniversity of Texas at Austin, USA, Pengyu NieUniversity of Texas at Austin, USA, Junyi Jessy LiUniversity of Texas at Austin, USA, Milos GligoricUniversity of Texas at Austin
DOI
01:09 - 01:10
Talk
Understanding Build Issue Resolution in Practice: Symptoms and Fix Patterns
Research Papers
Yiling LouPeking University, China, Zhenpeng ChenPeking University, China, Yanbin CaoPeking University, China, Dan HaoPeking University, China, Lu ZhangPeking University, China
DOI
01:11 - 01:12
Talk
Understanding Type Changes in Java
Research Papers
Ameya KetkarOregon State University, USA, Nikolaos TsantalisConcordia University, Canada, Danny DigUniversity of Colorado Boulder, USA
DOI Pre-print Media Attached
01:13 - 01:30
Talk
Conversations on Empirical 2
Paper Presentations
Cole S. PetersonUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Pengyu NieUniversity of Texas at Austin, USA, Ratnadira WidyasariSingapore Management University, Singapore, Peter RigbyConcordia University, Montreal, Canada, Yiling LouPeking University, China, M: Kelly BlincoeUniversity of Auckland