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Contextual Documentation Referencing on Stack Overflow [article]

Sebastian Baltes, Christoph Treude, Martin P. Robillard
2020 arXiv   pre-print
on Stack Overflow.  ...  With the goal of helping to improve the information diffusion between Stack Overflow and other documentation resources, we conducted a study to answer the question of how and why documentation is referenced  ...  on Stack Overflow.  ... 
arXiv:1906.04357v3 fatcat:ug34txlvh5cj5d7gntjlwrfhy4

Bootstrapping Cookbooks for APIs from Crowd Knowledge on Stack Overflow [article]

Lucas B. L. Souza, Eduardo C. Campos, Fernanda Madeiral, Klérisson Paixão, Adriano M. Rocha, Marcelo de Almeida Maia
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Our target goal is to address the problem of the poor quality documentation for APIs by providing an alternative artifact to document them based on the crowd knowledge available on Stack Overflow, called  ...  Thus, Stack Overflow still lacks organization of the crowd knowledge available on it.  ...  We acknowledge the students and professionals who participated on this study. References  ... 
arXiv:1903.09174v1 fatcat:rkrieqzw6vbttla5q2d4r7ckrm

FACOS: Finding API Relevant Contents on Stack Overflow with Semantic and Syntactic Analysis [article]

Kien Luong, Mohammad Hadi, Ferdian Thung, Fatemeh Fard, David Lo
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Collecting API examples, usages, and mentions relevant to a specific API method over discussions on venues such as Stack Overflow is not a trivial problem.  ...  referencing on stack overflow.  ...  dubbed the Stack Overflow as the Social Media for Developer Support in terms of provided utilities. [39] and [40] worked on classifying stack overflow posts on API issues and contextual documentation  ... 
arXiv:2111.07238v1 fatcat:atheh6gxfjdhznoynbwgz6it7u

Exploring Visualization Implementation Challenges Faced by D3 Users Online [article]

Leilani Battle, Danni Feng, Kelli Webber
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We demonstrate our method by analyzing D3 implementation workflows and challenges discussed on Stack Overflow.  ...  Visualization languages help to standardize the process of designing effective visualizations, one of the most prominent being D3.  ...  On the one hand, the documentation could simply reflect the aspects of interactions that Stack Overflow users find confusing.  ... 
arXiv:2108.02299v2 fatcat:2v5l3orezjhnvmqtnycyagdzxi

Software-specific part-of-speech tagging

Deheng Ye, Zhenchang Xing, Jing Li, Nachiket Kapre
2016 Proceedings of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing - SAC '16  
In this paper, we build a software-specific POS tagger, called S-POS, for processing the textual discussions on Stack Overflow.  ...  Our work presents a feasible roadmap to build software-specific POS tagger for the socio-professional contents on Stack Overflow, and reveals challenges and opportunities for advanced software-specific  ...  We are on a continuous effort to annotate more software data. We release our annotated corpus and trained machine learning models (available at  ... 
doi:10.1145/2851613.2851772 dblp:conf/sac/YeXLK16 fatcat:ywpmejvk6jbyxjyrdjfznamj7m

Understanding the Consistency of Stack Overflow Code: A Cautionary Suggestion

Mohammed Lawal Toro
2021 Zenodo  
By assessing the consistency of code snippets on Stack Overload, this work fills the void.  ...  Vigilance with anyone that duplicate fragments of Stack Overflow code is urged.  ...  Indeed, a variety of studies have recently documented the usage of Stack Overflow code snippets in open-source projects and examined their effect on application quality.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5149851 fatcat:hlgex5yev5ffdjfd2bk5ez2674

Integrating software project resources using source code identifiers

Laura Inozemtseva, Siddharth Subramanian, Reid Holmes
2014 Companion Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering - ICSE Companion 2014  
discussions, code reviews, or questions on Stack Overflow.  ...  In this paper, we propose a method of automatically linking disparate information repositories with an emphasis on high precision.  ...  Newton would provide one-click access from the Stack Overflow post to the documentation and vice-versa. The scenarios described above represent common development tasks.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2591062.2591108 dblp:conf/icse/InozemtsevaSH14 fatcat:wxjh27uuc5fmxfvpi7fkhveyxi

You Get Where You're Looking for: The Impact of Information Sources on Code Security

Yasemin Acar, Michael Backes, Sascha Fahl, Doowon Kim, Michelle L. Mazurek, Christian Stransky
2016 2016 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP)  
The participants were assigned to one of four conditions: free choice of resources, Stack Overflow only, official Android documentation only, or books only.  ...  Android documentation produced significantly less functional code than those using Stack Overflow.  ...  QUALITY OF STACK OVERFLOW RESPONSES To better contextualize the performance of the participants -in both, the SO and free condition -, we examined in detail all Stack Overflow pages (threads) visited by  ... 
doi:10.1109/sp.2016.25 dblp:conf/sp/AcarBFKMS16 fatcat:bqranncibjgp3h53ez4q7bb4xa

Knowledge reuse in software projects: Retrieving software development Q&A posts based on project task similarity

Glaucia Melo, Toacy Oliveira, Paulo Alencar, Donald Cowan, Talib Al-Ameri
2020 PLoS ONE  
In this paper, we present an approach that (i) allows developers to associate project tasks with Stack Overflow posts, and (ii) recommends which Stack Overflow posts might be reused based on task similarity  ...  We analyze an industry dataset, which contains project tasks associated with Stack Overflow posts, looking for the similarity of project tasks that reuse a Stack Overflow post.  ...  They use the context in SO posts to identify SO question-documentation pairs incorporating the content of software documentation and social context on Stack Overflow into a learning-to-rank schema.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0243852 pmid:33332398 fatcat:ujnqai5fpne23jkfdic3mvs7fa

Buffer overflow and format string overflow vulnerabilities

Kyung-Suk Lhee, Steve J. Chapin
2003 Software, Practice & Experience  
We also describe our buffer overflow detection technique that range checks the referenced buffers at run time.  ...  Another kind of vulnerability called format string overflow has recently been found, and though not as popular as buffer overflow, format string overflow attacks are no less dangerous.  ...  We also describe our buffer overflow detection technique that range checks the referenced buffers at run time.  ... 
doi:10.1002/spe.515 fatcat:4abynz26xzgdzohc4752hiqqj4

Understanding How and Why Developers Seek and Analyze API-related Opinions [article]

Gias Uddin and Olga Baysal and Latifa Guerrouj and Foutse Khomh
2021 arXiv   pre-print
With the advent and proliferation of online developer forums as informal documentation, developers often share their opinions about the APIs they use.  ...  While many developers refer to and rely on such opinion-rich information about APIs, we found little research that investigates the use and benefits of public opinions.  ...  According to one developer "Unified documentation on Stack Overflow (beta) looks like a positive step in the right direction."  ... 
arXiv:2102.08495v1 fatcat:f6y6adop2beztfrzcmrleet34m

How to Train Your Browser

Dimitris Mitropoulos, Konstantinos Stroggylos, Diomidis Spinellis, Angelos D. Keromytis
2016 ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security  
Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) is one of the most common web application vulnerabilities. It is therefore sometimes referred to as the "buffer overflow of the web."  ...  To examine the temporal aspect of contextual fingerprints, we performed a short-term and a long-term experiment based on the same websites.  ...  It also contains a pointer to the next frame on the stack, which allows us to traverse the execution stack by iterating through the frames and collecting the information we need for each one.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2939374 fatcat:cf7pd4hlbrezrmrwdxnlnm2oaa

Stack Overflow in Github: Any Snippets There? [article]

Di Yang, Pedro Martins, Vaibhav Saini, Cristina Lopes
2017 arXiv   pre-print
Over the years, Stack Overflow has accumulated an impressive knowledge base of snippets of code that are amply documented.  ...  The large-scale study presented on this paper analyzes 909k non-fork Python projects hosted on Github, which contain 290M function definitions, and 1.9M Python snippets captured in Stack Overflow.  ...  Stack Overflow (SO) has two sources of information (two type of Posts, from now on), typical of community-based online Q&A websites: one is the Question, and the other the Answers.  ... 
arXiv:1705.01198v1 fatcat:3qpzr2cun5dbxcadnsvd5nicxy

In-IDE Code Generation from Natural Language: Promise and Challenges [article]

Frank F. Xu, Bogdan Vasilescu, Graham Neubig
2021 arXiv   pre-print
One major difficulty of programming is turning concept into code, especially when dealing with the APIs of unfamiliar libraries.  ...  or overlap of generated code with developer-written code, and the actual effect of these methods on the developer workflow is surprisingly unattested.  ...  We also thank anonymous reviewers for their comments on revising this paper.  ... 
arXiv:2101.11149v3 fatcat:3wyizxvtvnarjehq5koxbesq64

Extracting Cybersecurity Related Linked Data from Text

Arnav Joshi, Ravendar Lal, Tim Finin, Anupam Joshi
2013 2013 IEEE Seventh International Conference on Semantic Computing  
Entities with valid (contextual) resources in DBpedia are annotated based on adequate tuning of the confidence and support metrics.  ...  vulnId=CVE-2013-0610> ebqids:cveID ""; ebqids:cweID "" ; ebqids:summary "Stack-based buffer overflow in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x before  ... 
doi:10.1109/icsc.2013.50 dblp:conf/semco/JoshiLFJ13 fatcat:t54g4fh3v5atnfgohec6glx6we
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