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An investigation of Java abstraction usage for program modifications

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dc.contributor.author O'Shea, Pamela
dc.contributor.author Exton, Chris
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-14T13:35:03Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-14T13:35:03Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation O'Shea, P. (2005)" An investigation of Java abstraction usage for program modifications" IWPC '05 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2264
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper reports upon the results of an investigation concerning the use and type of Java abstractions employed during software maintenance. The source of data consists of eighty-eight program summaries extracted from online developer mailing lists. Specifically, the summaries describing modifications, thirty-six in total, were examined from the perspective of five task types, including adaptive, corrective, emergency, perfective and preventive. Corrective and perfective task types were the two most commonly found. Abstractions are examined per task type and are also presented in three sequential stages as beginning, middle and end of the summaries. The results show that middle (within program level) abstractions dominate each task type, with the higher (system and architecture level) and lower (code and java virtual machine level) abstractions following respectively. The results detail the type of abstractions used in each task type and summarise the abstractions found for modifications in general with potential applications to support the design of Java software visualisation tools. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Workshop on Program Comprehension; '05;
dc.rights © 2005 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works. en_US
dc.subject java abstraction en_US
dc.subject software maintenance en_US
dc.title An investigation of Java abstraction usage for program modifications en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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