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ASE 2019
Sun 10 - Fri 15 November 2019 San Diego, California, United States
Wed 13 Nov 2019 17:00 - 17:10 at Hillcrest - Performance Chair(s): Tim Menzies

As data volume and complexity grow at an unprecedented rate, the performance of data analytics programs is becoming a major concern for developers. We observed that developers sometimes use alternative data analytics APIs to improve program runtime performance while preserving functional equivalence. However, little is known on the characteristics and performance attributes of alternative data analytics APIs. In this paper, we propose a novel approach to extract alternative implementations that invoke different data analytics APIs to solve the same tasks. A key appeal of our approach is that it exploits the comparative structures in Stack Overflow discussions to discover programming alternatives. We show that our approach is promising, as 86% of the extracted code pairs were validated as true alternative implementations. In over 20% of these pairs, the faster implementation was reported to achieve a 10x or more speedup over its slower alternative. We hope that our study offers a new perspective of API recommendation and motivates future research on optimizing data analytics programs.

Wed 13 Nov
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16:00 - 17:50: Papers - Performance at Hillcrest
Chair(s): Tim MenziesNorth Carolina State University
ase-2019-papers16:00 - 16:20
Stefan MühlbauerBauhaus-University Weimar, Sven ApelSaarland University, Norbert SiegmundBauhaus-University Weimar
ase-2019-papers16:20 - 16:40
Boyuan ChenYork University, Zhen Ming (Jack) JiangYork University, Paul MatosCopywell Inc., Michael LacariaCopywell Inc.
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ase-2019-papers16:40 - 17:00
Jinfu ChenJiangsu University, Weiyi ShangConcordia University, Canada, Ahmed E. HassanQueen's University, Yong WangAlibaba Group, Jiangbin LinAlibaba Group
ase-2019-papers17:00 - 17:10
Yida TaoShenzhen University, Shan TangShenzhen University, Yepang LiuSouthern University of Science and Technology, Zhiwu XuShenzhen University, Shengchao QinUniversity of Teesside
ase-2019-papers17:10 - 17:20
Yutian TangThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Zhan XianThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hao ZhouThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Xiapu LuoThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Zhou XuWuhan University, Yajin ZhouZhejiang University, Qiben YanMichigan State University
ase-2019-Demonstrations17:20 - 17:30
David Georg ReicheltUniversität Leipzig, Stefan KühneUniversität Leipzig, Wilhelm HasselbringKiel University
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Daniil StepanovSaint Petersburg Polytechnic University, Marat AkhinSaint Petersburg Polytechnic University / JetBrains Research, Mikhail BelyaevSaint Petersburg Polytechnic University