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When the Application Programming Interface (API) of a framework or library changes, its clients must be adapted. This change propagation-known as a ripple effect-is a problem that has garnered interest: several approaches have been proposed in the literature to react to these changes. Although studies of ripple effects exist at the single system level, no study has been performed on the actual extent and impact of these API changes in practice, on an entire software ecosystem associated with adoi:10.1145/2393596.2393662 dblp:conf/sigsoft/RobbesLR12 fatcat:f2uwv64orvgm3n6nkk5gdzbm3a