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ICSE 2021
Mon 17 May - Sat 5 June 2021
Tue 25 May 2021 17:00 - 17:20 at Blended Sessions Room 2 - 1.4.2. Continuous Integration Chair(s): Daniela Damian
Wed 26 May 2021 05:00 - 05:20 at Blended Sessions Room 2 - 1.4.2. Continuous Integration

Continuous integration (CI) is a widely used practice in modern software engineering. Unfortunately, it is also an expensive practice — Google and Mozilla estimate their CI systems in millions of dollars. There are a number of techniques and tools designed to or having the potential to save the cost of CI or expand its benefit - reducing time to feedback. However, their benefits in some dimensions may also result in drawbacks in others. They may also be beneficial in other scenarios where they are not designed to help. In this paper, we perform the first exhaustive comparison of techniques to improve CI, evaluating 14 variants of 10 techniques using selection and prioritization strategies on build and test granularity. We evaluate their strengths and weaknesses with 11 different cost and time-to- feedback saving metrics on 100 real-world projects. We analyze the results of all techniques to understand the design decisions that helped different dimensions of benefit. We also synthesized those results to lay out a series of recommendations for the development of future research techniques to advance this area.

Tue 25 May

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16:40 - 17:35
1.4.2. Continuous IntegrationJournal-First Papers / Technical Track / NIER - New Ideas and Emerging Results at Blended Sessions Room 2 +12h
Chair(s): Daniela Damian University of Victoria
A Machine Learning Approach to Improve the Detection of CI Skip CommitsJournal-First
Journal-First Papers
Rabe Abdalkareem Queens University, Kingston, Canada, Suhaib Mujahid Concordia University, Emad Shihab Concordia University
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What helped, and what did not? An Evaluation of the Strategies to Improve Continuous IntegrationArtifact ReusableTechnical TrackArtifact Available
Technical Track
Xianhao Jin Virginia Tech, Francisco Servant Virginia Tech
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ADEPT: A Socio-Technical Theory of Continuous IntegrationNIER
NIER - New Ideas and Emerging Results
Omar Elazhary University of Victoria, Margaret-Anne Storey University of Victoria, Neil Ernst University of Victoria, Elise Paradis University of Toronto
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Wed 26 May

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