A blessing in disguise? Assessing the Relationship between Code Smells and Sustainability

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Abstract

Code smells have always been associated with bad code source quality and maintenance problems by the research community. However, a few code smells remain within code for years without influence a project, and some of the developers do not even recognize them. This late-breaking idea paper wants to investigate the role of code smells within the context of software quality and the sustainability of projects. For this reason, we first plan to understand the impact of code smells on sustainability and then perform a fine-grain analysis to analyze their evolution, focusing on the possible benefits of their presence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
EditorsL. O'Conner
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherIEEE
Pages779-780
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-5619-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-5620-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventICSME 2020: International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution - Virtual/online event due to COVID-19 , Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 28 Sep 20202 Oct 2020

Conference

ConferenceICSME 2020: International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution
Abbreviated titleICSME 2020
CountryAustralia
CityAdelaide
Period28/09/202/10/20

Keywords

  • Code Smells
  • Sustainability
  • Empirical Study

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