ExPort: Detecting and visualizing API usages in large source code repositories

@article{Moritz2013ExPortDA,
  title={ExPort: Detecting and visualizing API usages in large source code repositories},
  author={Evan Moritz and Mario Linares V{\'a}squez and Denys Poshyvanyk and Mark Grechanik and Collin McMillan and Malcom Gethers},
  journal={2013 28th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE)},
  year={2013},
  pages={646-651}
}
This paper presents a technique for automatically mining and visualizing API usage examples. In contrast to previous approaches, our technique is capable of finding examples of API usage that occur across several functions in a program. This distinction is important because of a gap between what current API learning tools provide and what programmers need: current tools extract relatively small examples from single files/functions, even though programmers use APIs to build large software. The… CONTINUE READING
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