MSR 2020
Mon 29 - Tue 30 June 2020
co-located with ICSE 2020
Mon 29 Jun 2020 12:30 - 12:40 at MSR:Zoom - Code Smells Chair(s): Alessandro Garcia

Context: Multi-language systems became prevalent with technological advances. Developers opt for the combination of several programming languages to build an application. This combination allows developers to leverage the strengths of each programming language and reuse existing code. Problem: Software quality is achieved by following good practices and avoiding bad ones. Several catalogs have been formulated to document such practices. However, most of those practices are applied to a single programming language and do not consider the interaction between programming languages. Objective: We previously defined a catalog of bad practices i.e., design smells related to multi-language systems. This paper aims to provide empirical evidence on the relevance of our catalog and its impact on software quality. Method: We analysed 262 snapshots of nine open source projects to detect occurrences of multi-language design smells. We also extracted information about the developers that contributed to those systems. We plan to perform an open and a closed survey targeting software developers in general but also developers that contributed to those systems. We will survey those developers about the prevalence of those smells, their severity and their impact on software quality attributes. From our result, we will provide empirical evidence of the perception and impact of multi-language design smells. We will formulate recommendations for both developers but also researchers interested in improving the quality of multi-language systems.

Mon 29 Jun

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12:00 - 13:00
Code SmellsTechnical Papers / Registered Reports / Keynote / MSR Awards / FOSS Award / Education / Data Showcase / Mining Challenge / MSR Challenge Proposals / Ask Me Anything at MSR:Zoom
Chair(s): Alessandro Garcia PUC-Rio

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

12:00
10m
Live Q&A
Detecting Video Game-Specific Bad Smells in Unity ProjectsMSR - Technical Paper
Technical Papers
Pre-print Media Attached
12:10
10m
Live Q&A
Investigating Severity Thresholds for Test SmellsMSR - Technical Paper
Technical Papers
Davide Spadini Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, Martin Schvarcbacher , Ana Maria Oprescu , Magiel Bruntink Software Improvement Group, Alberto Bacchelli University of Zurich
DOI Pre-print Media Attached
12:20
10m
Live Q&A
On the Prevalence, Impact, and Evolution of SQL code smells in Data-Intensive SystemsMSR - Technical Paper
Technical Papers
Biruk Asmare Muse , Masud Rahman Dalhousie University, Csaba Nagy Software Institute - USI, Lugano, Anthony Cleve University of Namur, Foutse Khomh Polytechnique Montréal, Giuliano Antoniol Polytechnique Montréal
Pre-print Media Attached
12:30
10m
Live Q&A
Multi-language Design Smells: A Backstage PerspectiveMSR - Registered Reports
Registered Reports
A: Mouna Abidi , A: Moses Openja , A: Foutse Khomh Polytechnique Montréal
Pre-print Media Attached
12:40
10m
Live Q&A
The Scent of Deep Learning Code: An Empirical StudyMSR - Technical Paper
Technical Papers
Hadhemi Jebnoun , Masud Rahman Dalhousie University, Foutse Khomh Polytechnique Montréal, Houssem Ben Braiek
Pre-print Media Attached
12:50
10m
Live Q&A
Developer-Driven Code Smell PrioritizationMSR - Technical Paper
Technical Papers
Fabiano Pecorelli University of Salerno, Fabio Palomba University of Salerno, Foutse Khomh Polytechnique Montréal, Andrea De Lucia University of Salerno
Pre-print Media Attached