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An empirical study of clone density evolution and developer cloning tendency

Book Contribution - Book Abstract Conference Contribution

Code clones commonly occur during software evolution. They impact the effort of software development and maintenance, and therefore they need to be monitored. We present a large-scale empirical study (237 open-source Java projects maintained by 500 individuals) that investigates how the number of clones changes throughout software evolution, as well as the tendency of individual developers to introduce clones. Our results will set a point-of-reference against which development teams can compare and, if needed, adjust.
Book: 24th IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution and, Reengineering (SANER), FEB 20-24, 2017, Klagenfurt, AUSTRIA / Pinzger, Martin [edit.]; et al.
Pages: 551 - 552
Publication year:2017
Keywords:P1 Proceeding
Authors from:Higher Education