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Wed 11 Nov 2020 01:09 - 01:10 at Virtual room 1 - Developer Support 2

Automation tools like continuous integration services, code coverage reporters, style checkers, dependency managers, etc. are all known to provide significant improvements in developer productivity and software quality. Some of these tools are widespread, others are not. How do these automation "best practices" spread? And how might we facilitate the diffusion process for those that have seen slower adoption? In this paper, we rely on a recent innovation in transparency on code hosting platforms like GitHub—the use of repository badges—to track how automation tools spread in open-source ecosystems through different social and technical mechanisms over time. Using a large longitudinal data set, multivariate network science techniques, and survival analysis, we study which socio-technical factors can best explain the observed diffusion process of a number of popular automation tools. Our results show that factors such as social exposure, competition, and observability affect the adoption of tools significantly, and they provide a roadmap for software engineers and researchers seeking to propagate best practices and tools.

Wed 11 Nov
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01:00 - 01:02
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Industry Papers
Alexander SuhWayfair Research, USA
DOI
01:03 - 01:04
Talk
Tool Demos
Marcelo Schmitt LaserUniversity of Southern California, USA, Nenad MedvidovićUniversity of Southern California, USA, Duc Minh LeBloomberg, USA, Joshua GarciaUniversity of California, Irvine
DOI
01:05 - 01:06
Talk
Tool Demos
Yang SongThe College of William & Mary, Oscar ChaparroCollege of William & Mary
DOI
01:07 - 01:08
Talk
Paper Presentations
Mairieli WesselUniversity of São Paulo
01:09 - 01:10
Talk
Research Papers
Hemank LambaCarnegie Mellon University, USA, Asher TrockmanCarnegie Mellon University, USA, Daniel ArmaniosCarnegie Mellon University, USA, Christian KästnerCarnegie Mellon University, USA, Heather MillerCarnegie Mellon University, USA, Bogdan VasilescuCarnegie Mellon University, USA
DOI
01:11 - 01:12
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Visions and Reflections
James IversCarnegie Mellon University, USA, Ipek OzkayaCarnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, Robert NordSoftware Engineering Institute, Chris SeifriedCarnegie Mellon University, USA
DOI
01:13 - 01:30
Talk
Paper Presentations
Alexander SuhWayfair Research, USA, Ipek OzkayaCarnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, Mairieli WesselUniversity of São Paulo, Marcelo Schmitt LaserUniversity of Southern California, USA, Yang SongUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington, M: Bonita SharifUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA