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Fri 13 Nov 2020 01:09 - 01:10 at Virtual room 1 - Empirical

Build systems are essential for modern software maintenance and development, while build failures occur frequently across software systems, inducing non-negligible costs in development activities.
Build failure resolution is a challenging problem and multiple studies have demonstrated that developers spend non-trivial time in resolving encountered build failures; to relieve manual efforts, automated resolution techniques are emerging recently, which are promising but still limitedly effective. Understanding how build failures are resolved in practice can provide guidelines for both developers and researchers on build issue resolution. Therefore, this work presents a comprehensive study of fix patterns in practical build failures. Specifically, we study 1,080 build issues of three popular build systems Maven, Ant, and Gradle from Stack Overflow, construct a fine-granularity taxonomy of 50 categories regarding to the failure symptoms, and summarize the fix patterns for different failure types. Our key findings reveal that build issues stretch over a wide spectrum of symptoms;
67.96% of the build issues are fixed by modifying the build script code related to plugins and dependencies;
and there are 20 symptom categories, more than half of whose build issues can be fixed by specific patterns. Furthermore, we also address the challenges in applying non-intuitive or simplistic fix patterns for developers.

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