MSR 2020
Mon 29 - Tue 30 June 2020
co-located with ICSE 2020
Mon 29 Jun 2020 10:30 - 10:36 at MSR:Zoom - Programming Languages & Models Chair(s): Dimitris Kolovos

Frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails, introduce abstractions with the goal of simplifying development for particular application domains, such as web development. While experts enjoy increased productivity due to these abstractions, the flow of the programs is often hard to understand for non-experts and newcomers due to implicit flow and concealed lower-level action that seems like ``magic"". We conjecture that converting these implicit flows into an explicit and unified form can help non-experts comprehend the programs using these frameworks. We call the process of unifying distributed, implicit flows into a single routine \emph{deimplicitization}.

We want to conduct an experiment that studies the impact of deimplicitization on program comprehension. Particularly, we want to study how software developers with different expertise (novices/students, framework experts/professional developers) can answer comprehension questions differently with respect to time and correctness, under the treatments of either a deimplicitized version of the program in Python or the original version of the program in Ruby on Rails.

Mon 29 Jun
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10:30 - 11:00: Technical Papers - Programming Languages & Models at MSR:Zoom
Chair(s): Dimitris KolovosUniversity of York

Q/A & Discussion of Session Papers over Zoom (Joining info available on Slack)

msr-2020-Registered-Reports10:30 - 10:36
Live Q&A
Jürgen CitoMIT, Jiasi ShenMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Martin RinardMIT
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msr-2020-papers10:36 - 10:42
Live Q&A
Jason TsayIBM Research, Alan BrazIBM Research, Martin HirzelIBM Research, Avraham ShinnarIBM Research, Todd Mummert
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msr-2020-papers10:42 - 10:48
Live Q&A
Timofey BryksinJetBrains Research, Saint Petersburg State University, Victor PetukhovJetBrains, ITMO University, Ilya Alexin, Stanislav Prikhodko, Alexey Shpilman, Vladimir KovalenkoTU Delft, Nikita PovarovJetBrains
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msr-2020-papers10:48 - 10:54
Live Q&A
Tomoki NakamaruGraduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Tomomasa Matsunaga, Tetsuro YamazakiGraduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Soramichi AkiyamaDepartment of Creative Informatics, The University of Tokyo, Shigeru ChibaThe University of Tokyo
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msr-2020-papers10:54 - 11:00
Live Q&A
Nan YangEindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, Pieter Cuijpers, Ramon SchiffelersEindhoven University of Technology and ASML, the Netherlands, Johan Lukkien, Alexander SerebrenikEindhoven University of Technology
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