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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 - 01:30
01:00
2m
Talk
A Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effects of Embedded Computer Language Switching
Research Papers
P. Merlin Uesbeck University of Nevada at Las Vegas, USA, Cole S. Peterson University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Bonita Sharif University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Andreas Stefik University of Nevada at Las Vegas, USA
DOI
01:03
1m
Talk
BugsInPy: A Database of Existing Bugs in Python Programs to Enable Controlled Testing and Debugging Studies
Tool Demos
Ratnadira Widyasari Singapore Management University, Singapore, Sheng Qin Sim Singapore Management University, Singapore, Camellia Lok Singapore Management University, Singapore, Haodi Qi Singapore Management University, Singapore, Jack Phan Singapore Management University, Singapore, Qijin Tay Singapore Management University, Singapore, Constance Tan Singapore Management University, Singapore, Fiona Wee Singapore Management University, Singapore, Jodie Ethelda Tan Singapore Management University, Singapore, Yuheng Yieh Singapore Management University, Singapore, Brian Goh Singapore Management University, Singapore, Ferdian Thung Singapore Management University, Hong Jin Kang Singapore Management University, Singapore, Thong Hoang Singapore Management University, Singapore, David Lo Singapore Management University, Ouh Eng Lieh Singapore Management University, Singapore
DOI
01:05
1m
Talk
Do Code Review Measures Explain the Incidence of Post-Release Defects? Case Study Replications and Bayesian Networks
Journal First
Andrey Krutauz Concordia University, Tapajit Dey Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick, Peter Rigby Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, Audris Mockus University of Tennessee - Knoxville
01:07
1m
Talk
On the Naturalness of Hardware Descriptions
Research Papers
Jaeseong Lee University of Texas at Austin, USA, Pengyu Nie University of Texas at Austin, USA, Junyi Jessy Li University of Texas at Austin, USA, Milos Gligoric University of Texas at Austin
DOI
01:09
1m
Talk
Understanding Build Issue Resolution in Practice: Symptoms and Fix Patterns
Research Papers
Yiling Lou Peking University, China, Zhenpeng Chen Peking University, China, Yanbin Cao Peking University, China, Dan Hao Peking University, China, Lu Zhang Peking University, China
DOI
01:11
1m
Talk
Understanding Type Changes in Java
Research Papers
Ameya Ketkar Oregon State University, USA, Nikolaos Tsantalis Concordia University, Canada, Danny Dig University of Colorado Boulder, USA
DOI Pre-print Media Attached
01:13
17m
Talk
Conversations on Empirical 2
Paper Presentations
Cole S. Peterson University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Pengyu Nie University of Texas at Austin, USA, Ratnadira Widyasari Singapore Management University, Singapore, Peter Rigby Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, Yiling Lou Peking University, China, M: Kelly Blincoe University of Auckland