ICPC 2018
Sun 27 - Mon 28 May 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden
co-located with * ICSE 2018 *
Mon 28 May 2018 16:00 - 16:17 at J1 room - Readibility, Features and APIs Chair(s): Yoshiki Higo

Several conventions and standards aim to improve maintainability of software code. However, low levels of code readability perceived by developers still represent a barrier to their daily work. In this paper, we describe a survey that assessed the impact of a set of Java coding practices on the readability perceived by software developers. While some practices promoted an enhancement of readability, others did not show statistically significant effects. Interestingly, one of the practices worsened the readability. Our results may help to identify coding conventions with a positive impact on readability and, thus, guide the creation of coding standards.

Mon 28 May
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16:00 - 17:30: Technical Research - Readibility, Features and APIs at J1 room
Chair(s): Yoshiki HigoOsaka University
icpc-2018-Technical-Research16:00 - 16:17
Rodrigo SantosIPT-SP, Marco GerosaNorthern Arizona University
icpc-2018-Technical-Research16:17 - 16:27
Giovanni GranoUniversity of Zurich, Simone ScalabrinoUniversity of Molise, Harald GallUniversity of Zurich, Rocco OlivetoUniversity of Molise
icpc-2018-Technical-Research16:27 - 16:37
Zoltan PorkolabEotvos Lorond University, Dániel KruppEricsson Ltd, Tibor BrunnerEricsson Hungary, Marton CsordasEricsson Hungary
Link to publication DOI Pre-print
icpc-2018-Technical-Research16:37 - 16:54
Sarah FakhouryWashington State University, Yuzhan MaWashington State University Pullman, Venera ArnaoudovaWashington State University Pullman, Olusola AdesopeWashington State University
DOI Pre-print
icpc-2018-Technical-Research16:54 - 17:11
Ran MoDrexel University, Yuanfang Cai Drexel University, Rick KazmanUniversity of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Qiong FengDrexel University
icpc-2018-Technical-Research17:11 - 17:21
Industry talk
Gregory S. DeLozier, Michael DeckerBowling Green State University, Christian NewmanRochester Institute of Technology, Jonathan MaleticKent State University