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Beller, M.M. (author), Gousios, Giorgos (author), Panichella, A. (author), Proksch, Sebastian (author), Amann, Sven (author), Zaidman, A.E. (author)
Software testing is one of the key activities to achieve software quality in practice. Despite its importance, however, we have a remarkable lack of knowledge on how developers test in real-world projects. In this paper, we report on a large-scale field study with 2,443 software engineers whose development activities we closely monitored over...
journal article 2019
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Van der Bent, Eduard (author), Hage, Jurriaan (author), Visser, Joost (author), Gousios, Giorgos (author)
Puppet is a declarative language for configuration management that has rapidly gained popularity in recent years. Numerous organizations now rely on Puppet code for deploying their software systems onto cloud infrastructures. In this paper we provide a definition of code quality for Puppet code and an automated technique for measuring and rating...
conference paper 2018
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Larios Vargas, E. (author), Hejderup, J.I. (author), Kechagia, M. (author), Bruntink, Magiel (author), Gousios, Giorgos (author)
Modern software projects consist of more than just code: teams follow development processes, the code runs on servers or mobile phones and produces run time logs and users talk about the software in forums like StackOverflow and Twitter and rate it on app stores. Insights stemming from the real-time analysis of combined software engineering data...
conference paper 2018
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Hejderup, J.I. (author), van Deursen, A. (author), Gousios, Giorgos (author)
A popular form of software reuse is the use of open source software libraries hosted on centralized code repositories, such as Maven or npm. Developers only need to declare dependencies to external libraries, and automated tools make them available to the workspace of the project. Recent incidents, such as the Equifax data breach and the leftpad...
conference paper 2018
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Banken, Herman (author), Meijer, H.J.M. (author), Gousios, Giorgos (author)
Reactive Programming is a style of programming that provides developers with a set of abstractions that facilitate event handling and stream processing. Traditional debug tools lack support for Reactive Programming, leading developers to fallback to the most rudimentary debug tool available: logging to the console. In this paper, we present the...
conference paper 2018
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Gerasimou, Simos (author), Kechagia, M. (author), Kolovos, Dimitris (author), Paige, Richard (author), Gousios, Giorgos (author)
Software libraries, typically accessible through Application Programming
Interfaces (APIs), enhance modularity and reduce development time. Nevertheless, their use reinforces system dependency on third-party software. When libraries become obsolete or their APIs change, performing the necessary modifications to dependent systems, can be time...
conference paper 2018
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Rastogi, A. (author), Nagappan, Nachiappan (author), Gousios, Giorgos (author), van der Hoek, André (author)
Background: Open source software projects show gender bias suggesting that other demographic characteristics of developers, like geographical location, can negatively influence evaluation of contributions too. Aim: This study contributes to this emerging body of knowledge in software development by presenting a quantitative analysis of the...
conference paper 2018
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Kikas, Riivo (author), Gousios, Giorgos (author), Dumas, Marlon (author), Pfahl, Dietmar (author)
Software developers often include available open-source software packages into their projects to minimize redundant effort. However, adding a package to a project can also introduce risks, which can propagate through multiple levels of dependencies. Currently, not much is known about the structure of open-source package ecosystems of popular...
conference paper 2017
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Beller, M.M. (author), Gousios, Giorgos (author), Zaidman, A.E. (author)
Continuous Integration (CI) has become a best practice of modern software development. Thanks in part to its tight integration with GitHub, Travis CI has emerged as arguably the most widely used CI platform for Open-Source Software (OSS) development. However, despite its prominent role in Software Engineering in practice, the benefits, costs,...
conference paper 2017
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Beller, M.M. (author), Gousios, Giorgos (author), Zaidman, A.E. (author)
AbContinuous Integration (CI) has become a best practice of modern software development. Yet, at present, we have a shortfall of insight into the testing practices that are common in CI-based software development. In particular, we
seek quantifiable evidence on how central testing is to the CI process, how strongly the project language...
conference paper 2017
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Gousios, Giorgos (author), Storey, Margaret Anne (author), Bacchelli, A. (author)
The pull-based development model is an emerging way of contributing to distributed software projects that is gaining enormous popularity within the open source software (OSS) world. Previous work has examined this model by focusing on projects and their owners-we complement it by examining the work practices of project contributors and the...
conference paper 2016
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Beller, M. (author), Levaja, I. (author), Panichella, A. (author), Gousios, G. (author), Zaidman, A.E. (author)
As software engineering researchers, we are also zealous tool smiths. Building a research prototype is often a daunting task, let alone building an industry-grade family of tools supporting multiple platforms to ensure the generalizability of results. In this paper, we give advice to academic and industrial tool smiths on how to design and build...
conference paper 2016
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Coelho, R. (author), Almeida, L. (author), Gousios, G. (author), Van Deursen, A. (author)
This paper reports on a study mining the exception stack traces included in 159,048 issues reported on Android projects hosted in GitHub (482 projects) and Google Code (157 projects). The goal of this study is to investigate whether stack trace information can reveal bug hazards related to exception handling code that may lead to a decrease in...
report 2015
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Beller, M. (author), Gousios, G. (author), Panichella, A. (author), Zaidman, A.E. (author)
The research community in Software Engineering and Software Testing in particular builds many of its contributions on a set of mutually shared expectations. Despite the fact that they form the basis of many publications as well as open-source and commercial testing applications, these common expectations and beliefs are rarely ever questioned....
conference paper 2015
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Beller, M. (author), Gousios, G. (author), Zaidman, A.E. (author)
What do we know about software testing in the real world? It seems we know from Fred Brooks’ seminal work “The Mythical Man-Month” that 50% of project effort is spent on testing. However, due to the enormous advances in software engineering in the past 40 years, the question stands: Is this observation still true? In fact, was it ever true? The...
conference paper 2015
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Gousios, G. (author), Zaidman, A. (author), Storey, M.A. (author), Van Deursen, A. (author)
In the pull-based development model, the integrator has the crucial role of managing and integrating contributions. This work focuses on the role of the integrator and investigates working habits and challenges alike. We set up an exploratory qualitative study involving a large-scale survey involving 749 integrators, to which we add quantitative...
report 2014
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Huijgens, H. (author), Gousios, G. (author), Van Deursen, A. (author)
A medium-sized west-European telecom company experienced a worsening trend in performance, indicating that the organization did not learn from history, in combination with much time and energy spent on preparation and review of project proposals. In order to create more transparency in the supplier proposal process a pilot was started on...
report 2014
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