Cross-library API recommendation using web search engines

  title={Cross-library API recommendation using web search engines},
  author={Wujie Zheng and Qirun Zhang and Michael R. Lyu},
  booktitle={SIGSOFT FSE},
Software systems are often built upon third party libraries. Developers may replace an old library with a new library, for the consideration of functionality, performance, security, and so on. It is tedious to learn the often complex APIs in the new library from the scratch. Instead, developers may identify the suitable APIs in the old library, and then find counterparts of these APIs in the new library. However, there is typically no such cross-references for APIs in different libraries… CONTINUE READING
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