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Wed 11 Nov 2020 17:05 - 17:06 at Virtual room 1 - APIs

In this paper, we present the first exploratory study of deprecated Python library APIs to understand the status quo of API deprecation in the realm of Python libraries.
Specifically, we aim to comprehend how deprecated library APIs are declared and documented in practice by their maintainers, and how library users react to them.
By thoroughly looking into six reputed Python libraries and 1,200 GitHub projects, we experimentally observe that API deprecation is poorly handled by library contributors, which subsequently introduce difficulties for Python developers to resolve the usage of deprecated library APIs.
This empirical evidence suggests that our community should take immediate actions to appropriately handle the deprecation of Python library APIs.

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, MaurĂ­cio 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