Bilkent University
Department of Computer Engineering


Impact of Code Review Process Smells on Code Smells


Erdem Tuna
Master Student
(Supervisor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Eray Tüzün )
Computer Engineering Department
Bilkent University

Abstract: Smells are widely investigated in literature for different phases of the software development lifecycle. Some smells are strictly related to software artifacts, while others focus on non-artifact smells. Being one of the most studied smells, code smells reveal the potential hotspots of low-quality in source codes. Code review is a gatekeeper process to catch implementation faults and improve code quality which might potentially remove code smells. However, antipatterns (smells) in the code review process may hinder the potential benefits of the process. In this research, we are interested in exploring the correlation between code smells and code review process smells. We want to check if code smells occur more frequently when pull requests are affected by code review process smells This investigation could provide a holistic view of software antipatterns and their impacts.


DATE: 11 April 2022, Monday @ 16:20 Zoom