ICPC 2023
Mon 15 - Tue 16 May 2023 Melbourne, Australia
co-located with ICSE 2023
Mon 15 May 2023 14:23 - 14:28 at Meeting Room 106 - Human Aspects, Testing and Logs Chair(s): Michael J. Decker
The microservice software architecture is more scalable and efficient than its monolithic predecessor. Despite its increasing adoption, microservices might expose security concerns and issues that are distinct from those associated with monolithic designs. We propose Microusity, a tool that performs RESTful API testing on a specific type of microservice pattern called back end for front end (BFF). We design a novel approach to trace BFF requests using the port mapping between requests to BFF and the sub-requests sent to back-end microservices. Furthermore, our tool can pinpoint which of the back end service causing the internal server error, which may lead to unhandled errors or vulnerabilities. Microusity provides an error report and a graph visualization that reveal the source of the error and supports developers in comprehension and debugging of the errors. The evaluation of eight software practitioners shows that Microusity and its security test reports are useful for investigating and understanding problems in BFF systems.

The prototype tool and the video demo of the tool can be found at https://github.com/MUICT-SERU/MICROUSITY.

Mon 15 May

Displayed time zone: Hobart change

13:45 - 15:15
Human Aspects, Testing and LogsTool Demonstration / Discussion / Journal First / Early Research Achievements (ERA) / Research at Meeting Room 106
Chair(s): Michael J. Decker Bowling Green State University
13:45
9m
Full-paper
Understanding initial API comprehension
Research
Ava Heinonen Aalto University, Fabian Fagerholm Aalto University
13:54
5m
Short-paper
Evaluating a Language Workbench: from Working Memory Capacity to Comprehension to Acceptance
Early Research Achievements (ERA)
Giovanna Broccia ISTI-CNR, FMT Lab, Alessio Ferrari CNR-ISTI, Maurice ter Beek ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy, Walter Cazzola Università degli Studi di Milano, Luca Favali University of Milan, Francesco Bertolotti
13:59
5m
Short-paper
Conversation Disentanglement As-a-Service
Tool Demonstration
Edoardo Riggio Software Institute - USI, Lugano, Marco Raglianti Software Institute - USI, Lugano, Michele Lanza Software Institute - USI, Lugano
14:04
5m
Short-paper
Slicito: Using Computational Notebooks for Program Comprehension
Tool Demonstration
14:09
9m
Talk
Selection of human evaluators for design smell detection using dragonfly optimization algorithm: An empirical study
Journal First
Sultan M. Al Khatib Department of Software Engineering, Prince Abdullah bin Ghazi Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Al-Balqa Applied University (BAU), Al-Salt, 19117, Jordan, Khalid Alkharabsheh Department of Software Engineering, Prince Abdullah bin Ghazi Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Al-Balqa Applied University (BAU), Al-Salt, 19117, Jordan, Sadi Alawadi Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research, School of Information Technology, Halmstad University, 30118, Halmstad, Sweden
14:18
5m
Short-paper
SYN: Ultra-Scale Software Evolution Comprehension
Tool Demonstration
Gianlorenzo Occhipinti Software Institute, USI - Lugano, Switzerland, Csaba Nagy Software Institute - USI, Lugano, Roberto Minelli Software Institute - USI, Lugano, Michele Lanza Software Institute - USI, Lugano
14:23
5m
Short-paper
Microusity: A testing tool for Backends for Frontends (BFF) Microservice Systems
Tool Demonstration
Pattarakrit Rattanukul Mahidol University, Chansida Makaranond Mahidol University, Pumipat Watanakulcharus Mahidol University, Chaiyong Ragkhitwetsagul Mahidol University, Thailand, Tanapol Nearunchorn Lineman Wongnai, Vasaka Visoottiviseth Mahidol University, Morakot Choetkiertikul Mahidol University, Thailand, Thanwadee Sunetnanta Mahidol University
14:28
5m
Short-paper
WebEV: A Dataset on the Behavior of Testers for Web Application End to End Testing
Early Research Achievements (ERA)
Fuad Mridha University of Dhaka, Kazi Sakib Institute of Information Technology, University of Dhaka
14:33
5m
Short-paper
Towards a Classification of Log Parsing Errors
Early Research Achievements (ERA)
Issam Sedki Concordia University, Wahab Hamou-Lhadj Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, Otmane Ait-Mohamed Concordia University, Naser Ezzati Jivan
14:38
37m
Panel
Discussion 3
Discussion