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ASE 2019
Sun 10 - Fri 15 November 2019 San Diego, California, United States
Thu 14 Nov 2019 10:40 - 11:00 at Hillcrest - Refactoring and Software Production Chair(s): Cyrille Artho

The adoption of refactoring techniques for continuous integration received much less attention from the research community comparing to root-canal refactoring to fix the quality issues in the whole system. Several recent empirical studies show that developers, in practice, are applying refactoring incrementally when they are fixing bugs or adding new features. There is an urgent need for refactoring tools that can support continuous integration and some recent development processes such DevOps that are based on rapid releases.

In this paper, we propose for the first time an intelligent software refactoring bot, called RefBot. Integrated into the version control system (e.g. GitHub), our bot continuously monitors the software repository and it is triggered by any open or merge actions on pull-requests. The bot analyzes the files changed during that pull-request to identify refactoring opportunities using a set of quality attributes then it will find the best sequence of refactorings to fix the quality issues, if any. The bot recommends all these refactorings through an automatically generated pull-request. The developer is able to review the recommendations and their impacts in a detailed report and select the code changes that he wants to keep or ignore. After this review, the developer can close and approve the merge of the bot’s pull request. We quantitatively and qualitatively evaluated the performance and effectiveness of RefBot by a survey conducted with experienced developers who used the bot.

Conference Day
Thu 14 Nov

Displayed time zone: Tijuana, Baja California change

10:40 - 12:20
Refactoring and Software ProductionResearch Papers / Industry Showcase / Demonstrations at Hillcrest
Chair(s): Cyrille ArthoKTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
10:40
20m
Talk
RefBot: Intelligent Software Refactoring Bot
Research Papers
Vahid AlizadehUniversity of Michigan, Mohamed Amine OualiUniversity of Michigan, Marouane KessentiniUniversity of Michigan, Meriem ChaterUniversity of Michigan
11:00
20m
Talk
Automated Refactoring to Reactive Programming
Research Papers
Mirko KöhlerTechnische Universität Darmstadt, Guido SalvaneschiTechnische Universität Darmstadt
11:20
20m
Talk
Trusted Software Supply Chain
Industry Showcase
Kapil SingiAccenture, R.P. Jagadeesh Chandra BoseAccenture Labs, Sanjay PodderAccenture, Adam P. BurdenAccenture
11:40
20m
Talk
A Journey Towards Providing Intelligence and Actionable Insights to Development Teams in Software Delivery
Industry Showcase
Vibhu Saujanya SharmaAccenture Labs, Rohit MehraAccenture Labs, India, Sanjay PodderAccenture, Adam P. BurdenAccenture
12:00
10m
Demonstration
Prema: A Tool for Precise Requirements Editing, Modeling and Analysis
Demonstrations
Yihao HuangEast China Normal University, Jincao FengEast China Normal University, Hanyue ZhengEast China Normal University, Jiayi ZhuEast China Normal University, Shang WangEast China Normal University, Siyuan JiangEastern Michigan University, Weikai MiaoShanghai Key Lab for Trustworthy Computing, School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, East China Normal University, Geguang PuEast China Normal University&Shanghai Trusted Industrial Control Platform Co., Ltd
12:10
10m
Talk
Empirical Study of Programming to an Interface
Research Papers
Benoît VerhaegheINRIA, Christopher FuhrmanÉcole de technologie supérieure, Nicolas AnquetilINRIA, Latifa GuerroujÉcole de Technologie Supérieure, Stéphane Ducasse INRIA Lille
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