Detecting object usage anomalies

@inproceedings{Wasylkowski2007DetectingOU,
  title={Detecting object usage anomalies},
  author={Andrzej Wasylkowski and Andreas Zeller and Christian Lindig},
  booktitle={ESEC/SIGSOFT FSE},
  year={2007}
}
Interacting with objects often requires following a protocol---for instance, a specific sequence of method calls. These protocols are not always documented, and violations can lead to subtle problems. Our approach takes code examples to automatically infer legal sequences of method calls. The resulting patterns can then be used to detect anomalies such as "Before calling next, one normally calls hasNext". To our knowledge, this is the first fully automatic defect detection approach that learns… CONTINUE READING
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