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Tue 10 Nov 2020 17:05 - 17:06 at Virtual room 2 - Empirical

Open design discussion is a primary mechanism through which open source projects debate, make and document design decisions. However, there are open questions regarding how design discussions are conducted and what effect they have on the design quality of projects. Recent work has begun to investigate design discussions, but has thus far focused on a single communication channel, whereas many projects use multiple channels. In this study, we examine 37 Apache projects and their design discussions, the project’s design quality evolution, and the relationship between design discussion and design quality. A mixed method empirical analysis (data mining and a survey of 130 developers) shows that: I) 89.51% of all design discussions occur in project mailing list, II) both core and non-core developers participate in design discussions, but core developers implement more design related changes (67.06%), and III) the correlation between design discussions and design quality is small. We conclude the paper with several observations that form the foundation for future research and development.

Tue 10 Nov
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17:00 - 17:02
Talk
An Empirical Analysis of the Costs of Clone- and Platform-Oriented Software Reuse
Research Papers
Jacob KrügerUniversity of Magdeburg, Germany, Thorsten BergerChalmers University of Technology, Sweden / University of Gothenburg, Sweden
DOI
17:03 - 17:04
Talk
Community Expectations for Research Artifacts and Evaluation ProcessesACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award
Research Papers
Ben HermannTechnical University Dortmund, Stefan WinterTU Darmstadt, Janet SiegmundTU Chemnitz, Germany
DOI Pre-print Media Attached
17:05 - 17:06
Talk
On the Relationship between Design Discussions and Design Quality: A Case Study of Apache Projects
Research Papers
Umme Ayda MannanOregon State University, USA, Iftekhar AhmedUniversity of California at Irvine, USA, Carlos JensenOregon State University, USA, Anita SarmaOregon State University, USA
DOI
17:07 - 17:08
Talk
On the Relationship between Refactoring Actions and Bugs: A Differentiated Replication
Research Papers
Massimiliano Di PentaUniversity of Sannio, Italy, Gabriele BavotaUSI Lugano, Switzerland, Fiorella ZampettiUniversity of Sannio, Italy
DOI
17:09 - 17:10
Talk
The 'as Code' Activities: Development Anti-patterns for Infrastructure as Code
Journal First
Akond RahmanTennessee Tech University, Effat FarhanaNC State University, Laurie WilliamsNorth Carolina State University
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17:11 - 17:12
Talk
Thinking Aloud about Confusing Code: A Qualitative Investigation of Program Comprehension and Atoms of Confusion
Research Papers
Dan Gopstein New York University, USA, Anne-Laure FayardNew York University, USA, Sven ApelSaarland University, Germany, Justin CapposNew York University, USA
DOI Pre-print
17:13 - 17:30
Talk
Conversations on Empirical 1
Paper Presentations
Akond RahmanTennessee Tech University, Ben HermannTechnical University Dortmund, Iftekhar AhmedUniversity of California at Irvine, USA, Jacob KrügerOtto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Massimiliano Di PentaUniversity of Sannio, Italy, M: Brittany JohnsonGeorge Mason University