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KBSE
2010
IEEE
13 years 1 months ago
An automated approach for finding variable-constant pairing bugs
Named constants are used heavily in operating systems code, both as internal flags and in interactions with devices. Decision making within an operating system thus critically de...
Julia L. Lawall, David Lo
SMR
2002
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13 years 2 months ago
Impact of experience on maintenance skills
This study reports results from an empirical study of 54 software maintainers in the software maintenance department of a Norwegian company. The study addresses the relationship b...
Magne Jørgensen, Dag I. K. Sjøberg
SMR
1998
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13 years 2 months ago
Little languages: little maintenance?
So-called little, or domain-specific languages (DSLs), have the potential to make software maintenance simpler: domain-experts can directly use the DSL to make required routine m...
Arie van Deursen, Paul Klint
CORR
2010
Springer
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13 years 2 months ago
Examining Requirements Change Rework Effort: A Study
Although software managers are generally good at new project estimation, their experience of scheduling rework tends to be poor. Inconsistent or incorrect effort estimation can in...
Bee Bee Chua, June M. Verner
ASWEC
2010
IEEE
13 years 3 months ago
Studying Software Evolution for Taming Software Complexity
—Reducing software complexity is key to reducing software maintenance costs. To discover complexity-reducing practices, in this paper we study the evolution of seven sizable open...
Steve D. Suh, Iulian Neamtiu
IASTEDSEA
2004
13 years 4 months ago
ARIES: Refactoring support environment based on code clone analysis
Code clone has been regarded as one of factors that make software maintenance more difficult. A code clone is a code fragment in a source code that is identical or similar to anot...
Yoshiki Higo, Toshihiro Kamiya, Shinji Kusumoto, K...
CSMR
2006
IEEE
13 years 4 months ago
Search-Based Software Maintenance
The high cost of software maintenance could potentially be greatly reduced by the automatic refactoring of object-oriented programs to increase their understandability, adaptabili...
Mark Kent O'Keeffe, Mel Ó Cinnéide
CHI
2008
ACM
13 years 4 months ago
Using information scent to model the dynamic foraging behavior of programmers in maintenance tasks
In recent years, the software engineering community has begun to study program navigation and tools to support it. Some of these navigation tools are very useful, but they lack a ...
Joseph Lawrance, Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Margaret M....
ATAL
2008
Springer
13 years 4 months ago
Cost-based BDI plan selection for change propagation
Software maintenance is responsible for as much as two thirds of the cost of any software, and is consequently an important research area. In this paper we focus on the change pro...
Khanh Hoa Dam, Michael Winikoff
ATAL
2008
Springer
13 years 4 months ago
An agent-oriented approach to support change propagation in software evolution
Software maintenance and evolution is arguably a lengthy and expensive phase in the life cycle of a software system. A critical issue at this phase is change propagation: given a ...
Khanh Hoa Dam