Mining Version Control Systems for FACs (Frequently Applied Changes)

TitleMining Version Control Systems for FACs (Frequently Applied Changes)
Publication TypeWorkshop Paper
AuthorsVan Rysselberghe, F, Demeyer S
Workshop NameProceedings {MSR}'04 (International Workshop on Mining Software Repositories)
PublisherIEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers)
Year of Publication2004
Publication Languageeng

Today, programmers are forced to maintain a software system based on their gut feeling and experience. This pa- per makes an attempt to turn the software maintenance craft into a more disciplined activity, by mining for frequently ap- plied changes in a version control system. Next to some ini- tial results, we show how this technique allows to recover and study successful maintenance strategies, adopted for the redesign of long-lived systems