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ICSE 2020
Wed 24 June - Thu 16 July 2020
Thu 9 Jul 2020 00:48 - 01:00 at Goguryeo - P14-Testing Chair(s): Shin Yoo

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. In this paper, we propose a novel approach for reducing the cost of CI. The cost of CI lies in the computing power to run builds and its value mostly lies on letting developers find bugs early — when their size is still small. Thus, we target reducing the number of builds that CI executes by still executing as many failing builds as early as possible. To achieve this goal, we propose SmartBuildSkip, a technique which predicts the first builds in a sequence of build failures and the remaining build failures separately. SmartBuildSkip is customizable, allowing developers to select different preferred trade-offs of saving many builds vs. observing build failures early. We evaluate the motivating hypothesis of SmartBuildSkip, its prediction power, and its cost savings in a realistic scenario. In its most conservative configuration, SmartBuildSkip saved a median 30% of builds by only incurring a median delay of 1 build in a median of 15% failing builds.

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icse-2020-paper-presentations
00:00 - 01:00: Paper Presentations - P14-Testing at Goguryeo
Chair(s): Shin YooKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
icse-2020-papers00:00 - 00:12
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Dehai ZhaoAustralian National University, Zhenchang XingAustralia National University, Chunyang ChenMonash University, Xiwei XuData 61, Liming ZhuCSIRO's Data61 and UNSW, Guoqiang LiShanghai Jiao Tong University, Jinshui WangSchool of Information Science and Engineering, Fujian University of Technology, Fuzhou, China
icse-2020-papers00:12 - 00:24
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Xiang GaoNational University of Singapore, Singapore, Ripon SahaFujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc., Mukul PrasadFujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc, Abhik RoychoudhuryNational University of Singapore, Singapore
icse-2020-Software-Engineering-in-Practice00:24 - 00:36
Talk
Emily KowalczykApple Inc., Karan NairApple, Zebao GaoApple, Leopold SilbersteinApple Inc., Teng LongApple, Atif MemonApple Inc.
icse-2020-papers00:36 - 00:48
Talk
Dongjie ChenNanjing University, Yanyan JiangNanjing University, Chang XuNanjing University, Xiaoxing MaNanjing University, Jian LuNanjing University
icse-2020-papers00:48 - 01:00
Talk
Xianhao JinVirginia Tech, USA, Francisco ServantVirginia Tech
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