Measuring Students’ Source Code Quality in Software Development Projects Through Commit-Impact Analysis

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Evaluating the quality of software engineering projects in university courses is challenging because it evolves over time and is a time consuming task. Students applying software quality principles need early and constant feedback on their projects to improve their technical competence as software developers. We conducted a case study to explore whether student’ changes have an impact on the project quality by mining a Git repository. We analyzed a total of 2253 changes (commits) from an undergraduate software engineering project to understand the impact on quality of each change measuring metrics (complexity, duplication, maintainability, and security) mined from the repository. This analysis allowed us to identify from students’ contributions challenges and improvement opportunities in engineering practices. As future work, we plan to analyze more projects and extend our analysis with more software metrics.

Tipo de publicación: Book Chapter

Publicado en: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

Autores
  • Sivana Hamer
  • Christian Quesada-López
  • Alexandra Martinez
  • Marcelo Jenkins

Investigadores del CITIC asociados a la publicación
Sivana Alexa Hamer Campos
Christian Quesada-López
Alexandra Martínez Porras
Marcelo Jenkins Coronas

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Measuring Students' Source Code Quality in Software Development Projects Through Commit-Impact Analysis