Category Archives: software repositories

Handling large data in MySQL

In a very large DB, very small details in indexing and querying make the difference between smooth sailing and catastrophe. [This post was inspired by conversations I had with students in the workshop I’m attending on Mining Software Repositories. It … Continue reading

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A Theory of Aspects as Latent Topics

Underlying the work on Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) there is a premise that no one ever challenged: the existence of cross-cutting concerns that find their way to programs in a tangled and scattered manner. We’ve all seen it. But do tangling … Continue reading

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File cloning in open source: the good, the bad and the ugly

How much copying is there in open source projects? According to our recent study soon to be presented at ICSM 2011, more than 10% of files found in open source Java projects are clones of other files. That is a … Continue reading

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