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Arcuri, Andrea mailto [University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > >]
Empirical Software Engineering
Springer Science & Business Media B.V.
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[en] What is the impact of software engineering research on current practices in industry?
In this paper, I report on my direct experience as a PhD/post-doc working in
software engineering research projects, and then spending the
following five years as an engineer in two different companies (the first one
being the same I worked in collaboration with during my post-doc).
Given a background in software engineering research, what cutting-edge
techniques and tools from academia did I use in my daily work when developing and
testing the systems of these companies?
Regarding validation and verification (my main area of research), the answer is
rather short: as far as I can tell, only FindBugs.
In this paper, I report on why this was the case, and discuss all the challenging,
complex open problems we face in industry and which somehow are ``neglected''
in the academic circles.
In particular, I will first discuss what actual tools I could use in my daily work, such as JaCoCo and Selenium.
Then, I will discuss the main open problems I faced, particularly related to environment simulators, unit and web testing.
After that, popular topics in academia are presented, such as UML, regression and mutation testing.
Their lack of impact on the type of projects I worked on in industry is then discussed.
Finally, from this industrial experience, I provide my opinions about how this situation can be improved, in particular
related to how academics are evaluated, and advocate for a greater involvement into open-source projects.
FnR ; FNR3949772 > Lionel Briand > VVLAB > Validation and Verification Laboratory > 01/01/2012 > 31/07/2018 > 2010

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