Wed 7 Nov 2018 13:52 - 14:15 at Horizons 10-11 - Software Maintenance I Chair(s): Christian Bird

Continuous deployment (CD) is a software development practice aimed at automating delivery and deployment of a software product, following any changes to its code. If properly implemented, CD together with other automation in the development process can bring numerous benefits, including higher control and flexibility over release schedules, lower risks, fewer defects, and easier on-boarding of new developers. Here we focus on the (r)evolution in CD workflows caused by containerization, the virtualization technology that enables packaging an application together with all its dependencies and execution environment in a light-weight, self-contained unit, of which Docker has become the de-facto industry standard. There are many available choices for containerized CD workflows, some more appropriate than others for a given project. Owing to cross-listing of GitHub projects on Docker Hub, in this paper we report on a mixed-methods study to shed light on developers' experiences and expectations with containerized CD workflows. Starting from a survey, we explore the motivations, specific workflows, needs, and barriers with containerized CD. We find two prominent workflows, based on the automated builds feature on Docker Hub or continuous integration services, with different trade-offs. We then propose hypotheses and test them in a large-scale quantitative study.

Wed 7 Nov

fse-2018-research-papers
13:30 - 15:00: Research Papers - Software Maintenance I at Horizons 10-11
Chair(s): Christian BirdMicrosoft Research
fse-2018-Journal-First13:30 - 13:52
Talk
Keheliya GallabaMcGill University, Shane McIntoshMcGill University
DOI
fse-2018-research-papers13:52 - 14:15
Research paper
Yang ZhangNational University of Defense Technology, China, Bogdan VasilescuCarnegie Mellon University, Huaimin Wang, Vladimir FilkovUniversity of California at Davis, USA
Pre-print
fse-2018-research-papers14:15 - 14:37
Talk
Feifei TuPeking University, China, Jiaxin ZhuInstitute of Software at Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Qimu ZhengPeking University, China, Minghui ZhouPeking University
fse-2018-research-papers14:37 - 15:00
Talk
Ying WangNortheastern University, China, Ming WenThe Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Zhenwei LiuNortheastern University, China, Rongxin WuDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Rui WangNortheastern University, China, Bo YangNortheastern University, China, Hai YuNortheastern University, China, Zhiliang ZhuNortheastern University, China, Shing-Chi CheungDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology