Does the duration of rapid release cycles affect the bug handling activity?
Software projects are regularly updated with new functionality and bug fixes through so-called releases. In recent years, software projects have been shifting to shorter, rapid release cycles that can affect software development processes such as the bug handling activity. Past research has focused on the impact of switching from traditional to rapid release cycles with respect to bug handling activity, but the duration of fast cycles has not yet been studied. We empirically investigate bugs and releases of 420 open source projects having rapid release cycles to understand the effect of variable and rapid release cycle durations on bug handling activity. We group the releases of these projects into five categories of release cycle durations. For each project, we investigate how the sequence of releases is related to bug handling activity metrics and the effect of the variability of cycle durations on bug fixing. Our results show that there is no statistically significant difference for any of the studied bug handling activity metrics in the presence of variable rapid release cycle durations. These findings indicate that the duration of fast release cycles does not seem to impact bug handling activity.
Sat 29 MayDisplayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change
14:40 - 15:55
First SessionSoHeal 2021 at SoHeal Room
Chair(s): Ahmed Zerouali Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Presentations will be pre-recorded (15mn).
Pitches and Q&A will be organized at the end of the session, in sequence for each presentation
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|Does the duration of rapid release cycles affect the bug handling activity?|
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