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Self-reported activities of Android developers


Pascarella, Luca; Geiger, Franz-Xaver; Palomba, Fabio; Di Nucci, Dario; Malavolta, Ivano; Bacchelli, Alberto (2018). Self-reported activities of Android developers. In: 5th International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MOBILESoft), Gothenburg, Sweden, 27 June 2018 - 28 June 2018, 144-155.

Abstract

To gain a deeper empirical understanding of how developers work on Android apps, we investigate self-reported activities of Android developers and to what extent these activities can be classified with machine learning techniques. To this aim, we firstly create a taxonomy of self-reported activities coming from the manual analysis of 5,000 commit messages from 8,280 Android apps. Then, we study the frequency of each category of self-reported activities identified in the taxonomy, and investigate the feasibility of an automated classification approach. Our findings can inform be used by both practitioners and researchers to take informed decisions or support other software engineering activities.

Abstract

To gain a deeper empirical understanding of how developers work on Android apps, we investigate self-reported activities of Android developers and to what extent these activities can be classified with machine learning techniques. To this aim, we firstly create a taxonomy of self-reported activities coming from the manual analysis of 5,000 commit messages from 8,280 Android apps. Then, we study the frequency of each category of self-reported activities identified in the taxonomy, and investigate the feasibility of an automated classification approach. Our findings can inform be used by both practitioners and researchers to take informed decisions or support other software engineering activities.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:28 June 2018
Deposited On:24 Aug 2018 13:27
Last Modified:24 Oct 2019 07:08
Publisher:Association for Computing Machinery
Series Name:Proceedings of the International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems
ISBN:9781450357128
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3197231.3197251
Related URLs:https://figshare.com/articles/Self-Reported_Activities_of_Android_Developers/5802909 (Author)
https://www.icse2018.org/ (Organisation)
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:16643
Project Information:
  • : FunderSNSF
  • : Grant IDPP00P2_170529
  • : Project TitleData-driven Contemporary Code Review
  • : FunderBelgian Innoviris TeamUp
  • : Grant ID
  • : Project TitleINTiMALS
  • : Project Websitehttp://soft.vub.ac.be/intimals/

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