Understanding the Relationship between Missing Link Community Smell and Fix-inducing Changes

Toukir Ahammed, Moumita Asad, Kazi Sakib

Abstract

Missing link smell implies the situation when developers contribute to the same source code without communicating with each other. Existing studies have analyzed the relationship of missing link smells with code smell and developer contribution. However, the relationship between missing link smell and the introduction of bug has not been explored yet. This study investigates how missing link smell is related with Fix-Inducing Change (FIC). For this purpose, Spearman’s rank correlation is measured between the number of smelly commits and FIC commits. The result shows that missing link smell and FIC are positively correlated. Furthermore, it is found that bugs introduced in smelly commits are mostly major type in terms of severity.

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Ahammed T., Asad M. and Sakib K. (2021). Understanding the Relationship between Missing Link Community Smell and Fix-inducing Changes. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE, ISBN 978-989-758-508-1, pages 469-475. DOI: 10.5220/0010500604690475


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@conference{enase21,
author={Toukir Ahammed and Moumita Asad and Kazi Sakib},
title={Understanding the Relationship between Missing Link Community Smell and Fix-inducing Changes},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,},
year={2021},
pages={469-475},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010500604690475},
isbn={978-989-758-508-1},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,
TI - Understanding the Relationship between Missing Link Community Smell and Fix-inducing Changes
SN - 978-989-758-508-1
AU - Ahammed T.
AU - Asad M.
AU - Sakib K.
PY - 2021
SP - 469
EP - 475
DO - 10.5220/0010500604690475