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ESEM
2009
ACM
10 years 11 months ago
Security of open source web applications
In an empirical study of fourteen widely used open source PHP web applications, we found that the vulnerability density of the aggregate code base decreased from 8.88 vulnerabilit...
James Walden, Maureen Doyle, Grant A. Welch, Micha...
ESEM
2009
ACM
10 years 11 months ago
Productivity trends in incremental and iterative software development
In an investigating study to trace the productivity changes of a commercial software project, which uses incremental and iterative development model, we've found evidence tha...
Thomas Tan, Qi Li, Barry W. Boehm, Ye Yang, Mei He...
ESEM
2009
ACM
11 years 4 months ago
An empirical study of security problem reports in Linux distributions
Existing studies on problem reports in open source projects focus primarily on the analysis of the general category of problem reports, or limit their attention to observations on...
Prasanth Anbalagan, Mladen A. Vouk
ESEM
2009
ACM
11 years 4 months ago
Understanding the use of inheritance with visual patterns
The goal of this work is to visualize inheritance in objectoriented programs to help its comprehension. We propose a single, compact view of all class hierarchies at once using a ...
Simon Denier, Houari A. Sahraoui
ESEM
2009
ACM
11 years 5 months ago
Balancing software product investments
The long-term sustainability of a software product depends on more than developing features. Priorities are placed on aspects that support the development of software, like softwar...
Sebastian Barney, Claes Wohlin, Aybüke Aurum
ESEM
2009
ACM
11 years 5 months ago
Test coverage and post-verification defects: A multiple case study
Test coverage is a promising measure of test effectiveness and development organizations are interested in costeffective levels of coverage that provide sufficient fault removal w...
Audris Mockus, Nachiappan Nagappan, Trung T. Dinh-...
ESEM
2009
ACM
11 years 6 months ago
Impact of the visitor pattern on program comprehension and maintenance
In the software engineering literature, many works claim that the use of design patterns improves the comprehensibility of programs and, more generally, their maintainability. Yet...
Sebastien Jeanmart, Yann-Gaël Guéh&eac...
ESEM
2009
ACM
11 years 6 months ago
A detailed examination of the correlation between imports and failure-proneness of software components
Research has provided evidence that type usage in source files is correlated with the risk of failure of software components. Previous studies that investigated the correlation b...
Ekwa Duala-Ekoko, Martin P. Robillard
ESEM
2009
ACM
11 years 6 months ago
A systematic mapping study on empirical evaluation of software requirements specifications techniques
This paper describes an empirical mapping study, which was designed to identify what aspects of Software Requirement Specifications (SRS) are empirically evaluated, in which conte...
Nelly Condori-Fernández, Maya Daneva, Klaas...
ESEM
2009
ACM
11 years 6 months ago
Context in industrial software engineering research
In order to draw valid conclusions when aggregating evidence it is important to describe the context in which industrial studies were conducted. This paper structures the context ...
Kai Petersen, Claes Wohlin
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