MAPO: mining API usages from open source repositories

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MAPO: mining API usages from open source repositories
To improve software productivity, when constructing new software systems, developers often reuse existing class libraries or frameworks by invoking their APIs. Those APIs, however, are often complex and not well documented, posing barriers for developers to use them in new client code. To get familiar with how those APIs are used, developers may search the Web using a general search engine to find relevant documents or code examples. Developers can also use a source code search engine to search open source repositories for source files that use the same APIs. Nevertheless, the number of returned source files is often large. It is difficult for developers to learn API usages from a large number of returned results. In order to help developers understand API usages and write API client code more effectively, we have developed an API usage mining framework and its supporting tool called MAPO (for Mining API usages from Open source repositories). Given a query that describes a method,...
Tao Xie, Jian Pei
Added 14 Jun 2010
Updated 14 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2006
Where MSR
Authors Tao Xie, Jian Pei
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