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ICSE 2019
Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
Wed 29 May 2019 15:00 - 15:20 at Viger - Continuous Integration Chair(s): Ipek Ozkaya

Continuous Integration (CI) is a widely-used software engineering practice. The software is continuously built so that changes can be easily integrated and issues such as unmet quality goals or style inconsistencies get detected early. Unfortunately, it is not only hard to introduce CI into an existing project, but it is also challenging to live up to the CI principles when facing tough deadlines or business decisions. Previous work has identified common anti-patterns that reduce the promised benefits of CI. Typically, these anti-patterns slowly creep into a project over time before they are identified. We argue that automated detection can help with early identification and prevent such a process decay. In this work, we further analyze this assumption and survey 124 developers about CI anti-patterns. From the results, we build CI-Odor, a reporting tool for CI processes that detects the existence of four relevant anti-patterns by analyzing regular build logs and repository information. In a study on the 18,474 build logs of 36 popular Java projects, we reveal the presence of 3,823 high-severity warnings spread across projects. We validate our reports in a survey among 13 original developers of these projects and through general feedback from 42 developers that confirm the relevance of our reports.

Wed 29 May
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14:00 - 15:30: Papers - Continuous Integration at Viger
Chair(s): Ipek OzkayaCarnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-in-Practice14:00 - 14:20
Daniel StåhlEricsson AB, Antonio MartiniUniversity of Oslo, Norway, Torvald MårtenssonSaab AB
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-in-Practice14:20 - 14:40
Mateusz MachalicaFacebook, Inc., Alex SamylkinFacebook, Inc., Meredith PorthFacebook, Inc., Satish ChandraFacebook
icse-2019-Software-Engineering-in-Practice14:40 - 15:00
Claire LeongGoogle / UNSW, Abhayendra SinghGoogle, Inc, Mike PapadakisUniversity of Luxembourg, Yves Le TraonUniversity of Luxembourg, John MiccoNetflix
icse-2019-Technical-Papers15:00 - 15:20
Carmine VassalloUniversity of Zurich, Sebastian ProkschUniversity of Zurich, Harald GallUniversity of Zurich, Massimiliano Di PentaUniversity of Sannio
icse-2019-Paper-Presentations15:20 - 15:30