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MSR 2021
Mon 17 - Wed 19 May 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Mon 17 May 2021 10:25 - 10:33 at MSR Room 2 - Testing and code review

Code Review plays a crucial role in software quality, by allowing reviewers to discuss and critique any new patches before they can be successfully integrated into the project code. Yet, it is unsure the extent to which coding pattern changes (i.e., repetitive code) from when a patch is first submitted and when the decision is made (i.e., during the review process). In this study, we revisit coding patterns in code reviews, aiming to analyze whether or not the coding pattern changes during the review process. Comparing prior submitted patches, we measure differences in coding pattern between pre-review~(i.e., patch before the review) and post-review~(i.e., patch after a review) from 27,736 reviewed OpenStack patches. Results show that patches after review, tend to conform to similar coding patterns of accepted patches, compared to when they were first submitted. We also find that accepted patches do have similar coding patterns to prior accepted patches. Our study reveals insights into the review process, supporting the potential for automated tool support for newcomers and lays the groundwork for work into understanding conformance and how it makes for a more efficient code review process.

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Mon 17 May
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10:00 - 10:50
10:00
8m
Talk
A Traceability Dataset for Open Source Systems
Data Showcase
Mouna HammoudiJOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITY LINZ, Christoph Mayr-DornJohannes Kepler University, Linz, Atif MashkoorJohannes Kepler University Linz, Alexander EgyedJohannes Kepler University
10:08
8m
Talk
How Java Programmers Test Exceptional Behavior
Technical Papers
Diego MarcilioUSI Università della Svizzera italiana, Carlo A. FuriaUniversità della Svizzera italiana (USI)
Pre-print
10:16
8m
Talk
An Exploratory Study of Log Placement Recommendation in an Enterprise System
Technical Papers
Jeanderson CândidoDelft University of Technology, Jan HaesenAdyen N.V., Maurício AnicheDelft University of Technology, Arie van DeursenDelft University of Technology, Netherlands
Pre-print
10:25
8m
Talk
Does Code Review Promote Conformance? A Study of OpenStack Patches
Technical Papers
Panyawut Sri-iesaranusornNara Institute of Science and Technology, Raula Gaikovina KulaNAIST, Takashi IshioNara Institute of Science and Technology
Pre-print
10:33
8m
Talk
A Replication Study on the Usability of Code Vocabulary in Predicting Flaky Tests
Technical Papers
Guillaume HabenUniversity of Luxembourg, Sarra HabchiUniversity of Lille, Mike PapadakisUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Maxime CordyUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Yves Le TraonUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Pre-print
10:41
8m
Talk
On the Use of Mutation in Injecting Test Order-Dependency
Registered Reports
Sarra HabchiUniversity of Lille, Maxime CordyUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Mike PapadakisUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Yves Le TraonUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg