They’re a diagnostic tool used when considering refactoring software to improve its design. Footnote 4 is an Eclipse plugin for Java that identifies and prioritizes ten code smells, including the three smells of our interest: God Class, God Method, and Feature Envy (Vidal et al. MediaController.showImage, ImageAccessor.updateImageInfo, Complete results and evaluation for MobileMedia. The results of the tools can then be compared inside the sets (same domain) and between sets (different domains). In Health Watcher, the variations between the pairs of tools are subtler. Antônio Carlos, 6627, Belo Horizonte, 31270-901, Brazil, Thanis Paiva, Amanda Damasceno & Eduardo Figueiredo, Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Bahia, Ondina, Salvador, 40170-115, Brazil, You can also search for this author in Because – let’s face it – you’ll never have the time to clean it later. There is a plethora of Code Coverage Tools in the market and selecting one for your project could be a challenge. Code Smells go beyond vague programming principles by capturing industry wisdom about how not to design code. That is the case for 74.4% of the smells in MobileMedia and 87.5% in Health Watcher, confirming the findings of Tufano et al. The first version contains the maximum number of God Methods, 9, when compared to any other version of the system, since there were only a few methods that concentrated the functionalities of the system. Overall, our results showed that most of the identified code smells in MobileMedia and Health Watcher were already present at the creation of the affected class or method. The programming interface of the class is not sufficiently focused on performing specific operations. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2013.05.007, Zazworka N, Ackermann C (2010) CodeVizard: a tool to aid the analysis of software evolution. Many interesting tools exist to detect bugs in your C++ code base like cppcheck, clang-tidy and visual studio analyzer. For God Class, PMD has the best accuracy, with an average recall of 100% and the highest average precision of 36%. Throughout the versions, the methods are frequently modified. The column Refactoring indicates whether the tool provides the feature of refactoring the code smell detected, which is available only in JDeodorant. An overview of the tables shows that the minimum average recall is 0% and the maximum is 100%, while the minimum average precision is 0% and the maximum 85%. However, only the modifications in version 9 introduced a smell in the class. 2007). In our previous study (Paiva et al. The class unnecessarily exposes its internal details. RQ1. The overall agreement considering all the tools is high for all smells, with values over 80% in MobileMedia and over 90% in Health Watcher. If you'd like to become skilled at Refactoring, you need to develop your ability to identify Code Smells. Hence, every detected smell must be reviewed by the pro-grammer. In addition, these techniques generate different results, since they are usually based on the computation of a particular set of combined metrics, ranging from standard object-oriented metrics to metrics defined in ad hoc ways for the smell detection purpose (Lanza and Marinescu 2006). However, the open source version of the tool, called iPlasma, More than 8 000 companies provide better.NET code with n depend. External Validity concerns the ability to generalize the results to other environments (Wohlin et al. For instance, the method BaseController.handleCommand is introduced in the first version as a smelly method, centralizing multiple functionalities, such as adding, saving and deleting photos and albums. The manual identification of code smells is a difficult task. That is the case for 74.4% of the smells in MobileMedia and 87.5% in Health Watcher, confirming the findings of Tufano et al. ... Luckily, a new category of tools is emerging called Quality Intelligence Platforms. The overall agreement among tools varies from 83 to 98% considering all smells in both systems. This paper evaluates and compares four code smell detection tools, namely inFusion, JDeodorant, PMD, and JSpIRIT. By version 4, the method was refactored, and some of the previously mentioned functionalities alongside others were removed from the method, removing the smell. On the other hand, if there are time constraints, it can be more important to reduce manual validation effort. It is a real and non-trivial system that uses technologies common in day-to-day software development, such as GUI, persistence, concurrency, RMI, Servlets, and JDBC (Greenwood et al. We also analyzed the agreement of the tools, calculating the overall agreement and the chance-corrected agreement using the AC1 statistic for all the tools and for pairs of tools. Detection of code smells is challenging for developers and their informal definition leads to the implementation of multiple detection techniques and tools. Design of the class is overly complex due to hooks for features that will possibly be introduced one day. However, inFusion is the most conservative tool, with a total of 28 code smell instances for God Class, God Method, and Feature Envy. The columns “Total” indicate the total of smelly classes and methods considering all the versions of the system. Therefore, it is expected to access data and methods from multiple classes. Without pruning, branches get longer and longer and mostly produce fruit at the tips. ACM, pp 47–56, Tsantalis N, Chaikalis T, Chatzigeorgiou A (2008) JDeodorant: identification and removal of type-checking bad smells. The column Export indicates if the tool allows exporting the results to a file, a feature present only in inFusion and JDeodorant that export the results in a HTML file and a XML file, respectively. Therefore, it is expected that different tools identify different classes and methods as code smells. For the moment, the tool supports five code smells, namely Feature Envy, Type/State Checking, Long Method, God Class and Duplicated Code. In the second phase, the two experts discussed every potential code smell identified to resolve divergences. This can be an indicator that Feature Envy is a more complex code smell to be automatically detected when compared to seemingly less complex smells such as God Class and God Method. 2. Since most averages for overall agreement between tools are higher than 80%, we considered that values equal or greater than 80% are high. In the first phase, two experts in code smells analyzed the systems independently to find code smells. In a previous work (Paiva et al. This article is the first of a series in which we’ll discuss various code smells and a few aspects to refactor, to help improve our code base now. Code smells or bad smells are an accepted approach to identify design flaws in the source code. Between pairs of tools, the overall agreement varies from 67 to 100%. The class HealthWatcherFacade is created in version 1 and is modified in the versions 4 to 10. For instance, the method AddressRepositoryRDB.insert is only changed in version 10, where a few statements are placed in a different order from the previous versions. 2008), and PMD, in one software system. This result is aligned with recent findings (Tufano et al. This is the crucial point. Included is the 'precommit' module that is used to execute full and partial/patch CI builds that provides static analysis of code via other open source tools as part of a configurable report. JDeodorant detects God Class by searching for refactoring opportunities (Fontana et al. The subjects of our analysis are the nine versions of the MobileMedia and the ten versions of Health Watcher, which are small size programs. Similarly, Health Watcher is a real-life system, but we only had access to a small portion of the source code. To clean up code smells, one must refactor. This code still demonstrates several smells, and can benefit from further refactoring, but it’s a definite improvement on the original. California Privacy Statement, In addition to the tsDetect detection mechanism, we incor- Tools with high recall can detect the majority of the smells of the systems when compared to tools with lower recall. Google Scholar, Murphy-Hill E, Black A (2010) An interactive ambient visualization for code smells. Dependency Structure Matrix, trend analysis, and smell … In Health Watcher, the same pairs have the highest averages, nevertheless, the ordering differs, with the pair inFusion-JSpIRIT (97.90%) first, followed by the pairs PMD-JSpIRIT (96.76%) and inFusion-PMD (96.59%). Manage cookies/Do not sell my data we use in the preference centre. Therefore, JSpIRIT presents a better accuracy when compared to inFusion, with an average recall and precision of 10%. The types of problems that can be indicated by a code smell are not usually bugs that will cause an entire system crash – and d evelopers are well trained to uncover logic errors that cause bugs and system failure. statistic (Gwet 2001), which adjusts the overall agreement probability for chance agreement, considering all tools and pairs of tools. Softw Eng IEEE Trans 36:20–36. For Feature Envy, inFusion and JSpIRIT have the worst overall accuracy with 0% recall and 0% precision. 2015), we compared three detection tools, namely inFusion, JDeodorant (Tsantalis et al. Summary of the classification of AC1 in Altman’s benchmark scale. Only one method was created without Feature Envy and it evolved to later present that code smell. For the moment, the tool identifies five kinds of bad smells, namely Feature Envy, Type Checking, … In: Proceedings of the 5th international symposium on software visualization. For instance, the number of God Methods is 6 in all versions of the Health Watcher system. A white state indicates that the class or method is present in that system version, but it does not have a code smell. This fact seems to support our analysis that for God Class, the detection technique of JDeodorant, when compared to the other tools, leads to different levels of agreement. This section summarizes the code smells detected in the two target systems using the four analyzed tools. On the other hand, inFusion, JSpIRIT and PMD had higher precision, reporting more correct instances of smelly entities. Without refactoring, code smells may ultimately increase technical debt. You have to change many unrelated methods when making one change to a class or library. (XLS 148 kb), Complete results and evaluation for Health Watcher. Therefore, recall is the number of true positives divided by the number of instances in the reference list (true positives + false negatives), while precision in the number of true positives divided by the number of instances reported by the tool (true positives + false positives). The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Addison-Wesley, Boston, Soares S, Borba P, Laureano E (2006) Distribution and persistence as aspects. In: Proceedings of the 4th international symposium on empirical software engineering and measurement. Therefore, this paper presents the results of a comparative study of four code smell detection tools in two software systems, namely Health Watcher (Soares et al. Therefore, these systems might not be representative of the industrial practice and our findings might not be directly extended to real large scale projects. The first thing you should check in a class is if its name and programming interface reflects its purpose. Chatzigeorgiou and Manakos (2010) investigated if code smells are removed naturally or by human intervention as the system evolves and if they are introduced with the creation of entities. We calculated the accuracy of each tool in the detection of three code smells: God Class, God Method, and Feature Envy. Bloaters are code, methods and classes that have increased to such gargantuan proportions that they are hard to work with. That is, classes or methods which at some point presented a code smell. To calculate recall and precision, we considered that true positives are instances (classes or methods) present in the code smell reference list that are also reported by the tool being assessed. 2008). In version 1, three classes, namely BaseController, ImageAccessor and ImageUtil, were created smelly and remain God Classes in all versions. MobileMedia is a small open source system developed by a small team with an academic focus. For instance, in a system that is critical, finding the highest number of smells is more important than reducing the manual validation effort. Code smells, in general, are hard to detect and false positives could be generated in our approach. Table 1 summarizes the basic information about the evaluated tools. This section aims to answer the first research question (RQ1). 1999), and manual inspection is slow and inaccurate (Langelier et al. doi:10.1901/jaba.1977.10-103, House AE, House BJ, Campbell MB (1981) Measures of interobserver agreement: Calculation formulas and distribution effects. Bad code smells can be an indicator of factors that contribute to technical debt. 2012). Figures 2 and 3 present the number of code smells instances in the reference list per release of MobileMedia and Health Watcher, respectively. For MobileMedia, the pair inFusion-JSpIRIT has the highest average agreement (96.79%), followed by the pairs inFusion-JDeodorant (95.52%) and JDeodorant-JSpIRIT (93.12%). Both tools are evaluated on these two smells. Our study involved nine object-oriented versions (1 to 9) of MobileMedia, ranging from 1 to over 3 KLOC. Smells in software systems impair software quality and make them hard to maintain and evolve. ACM, pp 261–270, Fontana FA, Braione P, Zanoni M (2012) Automatic detection of bad smells in code: An experimental assessment. Detection of code smells is challenging for developers and their informal definition leads to the implementation of multiple detection techniques and tools. CCS CONCEPTS • Software and its engineering → Maintaining soft-ware; Software maintenance tools; KEYWORDS Code smells, Antipatterns, Software quality, Code Quality, The MediaController.showImage, ImageAccessor.updateImageInfo, and MediaAccessor.updateMediaInfo methods are smelly. For God Class, JSpIRIT and PMD have similar accuracy, i.e., lower average recalls of 17%, but higher precisions of 67 and 78% when compared to JDeodorant, with a 58% average recall and 28% average precision. Register now and get a reminder, or join on YouTube Most of the studies (83.1%) use open-source software, with the Java language occupying the first position (77.1%). Specifically, it detects a comprehensive set of architecture, design, and implementation smells and provides mechanisms such as detailed metrics analysis, Dependency Structure Matrix, trend analysis, and smell distribution maps. We then tracked their states throughout the versions of both target systems. The method depends too much on the implementation details of another method or another class. Uses the simplest possible way to do its job and contains no dead code Here’s a list of code smells to watch out for in methods, in order of priority. In the literature, there are many papers proposing new code smell detection tools (Marinescu et al. dotCover. The column Version is the version of the tools that were used in the experiments. One of the aims of this study is to evaluate and compare four code smell detection tools, namely JDeodorant, inFusion, PMD and JSpIRIT. The overall agreement and the AC1 statistic have been calculated considering the agreement among all tools simultaneously and between pairs of tools. It provides us with some downtime, there are a number of holidays, and it's the month where I turn 37. : an exploratory analysis of evolving systems. Multiple pieces of code do the same thing but using different combinations of parameters. These code fragments access directly or indirectly several data from other classes. Section 3.3 defines the research questions we aim to answer. StatAxis Publishing Company, USA, Hartmann D (1977) Considerations in the choice of inter-observer reliability estimates. 2008) (Macia et al. Here’s a list of code smells to watch out for in classes, in order of priority. However, in version 4, the method was broken into other non-smelly methods, contributing to the decrease of smells. By default! The total number of God Class instances is related to the total number of classes in the system, while the total number of instances for God Method and Feature Envy is related to the total number of methods in the system. In the online documentation duplicated code is not mentioned. This project is a Java based detector, which can detect five of Fowler et al. Code smells primarily affect the maintainability of a software system, and any code is almost immediately in need of maintenance as soon as it’s written. Code smell detection tools can help developers to maintain software quality by employing different techniques for detecting code smells, such as object-oriented metrics (Lanza and Marinescu 2006) and program slicing (Tsantalis et al. IEEE, pp 35–40, Wohlin C, Runeson P, Höst M, Ohlsson MC, Regnell B, Wesslén A (2012) Experimentation in software engineering. The implementation of detection techniques allows the tools to highlight the entities that most likely present code smells. The same problem is solved in different ways. In Health Watcher, there are no instances of Feature Envy. In Fig. Tools for automatic or semi-automatic detection of code smells support developers in the identification of “smelly” entities. Springer, Heidelberg, Yamashita A, Counsell S (2013) Code smells as system-level indicators of maintainability: An empirical study. An semi-automated tool is best suited for this purpose. Springer, pp 176–200, Gwet K (2001) Handbook of inter-rater reliability: how to measure the level of agreement between two or multiple raters. Figure 1 summarizes the classifications in each level of the Altman’s benchmark scale for all versions of MobileMedia and Health Watcher. It analyzes C# code and identifies software quality issues. This study evaluates and compares four code smell detection tools regarding their accuracy in detecting code smells and their agreement for the same system. The former was created in the first version of the system, already as a God Class, and it remained as such throughout the entire evolution of the system. JDeodorant employs a variety of novel methods and techniques in order to identify code smells and suggest the appropriate refactorings that resolve them. The accuracy was measured by calculating the recall and the precision of tools in detecting the code smells from the reference list. Code Smells go beyond vague programming principles by capturing industry wisdom about how not to design code. While describing the intent of the method at the top of its implementation is anyway useful for whoever happens to read it, commenting implementation steps might be arguable. We first present in Section 3.1 the selected software systems. Wiley, Chatzigeorgiou A, Manakos A (2010) Investigating the evolution of bad smells in object-oriented code. In: 3rd workshop on software Visualization, Evolution, and Maintenance (VEM), pp 17–24, Riel AJ (1996) Object-oriented design heuristics. The code has an unnecessarily complex implementation. Paper presented at the Language Testing Forum, University of Nottingham, November 15-17 2013, Moha N, Gueheneuc Y, Duchien L, Le Meur A (2010) DECOR: a method for the specification and detection of code and design smells. The overall agreement was also calculated considering the agreement between pairs of tools for all versions of MobileMedia and Health Watcher. doi:10.1002/spe.715, Travassos G, Shull F, Fredericks M, Basili VR (1999) Detecting defects in object-oriented designs: using reading techniques to increase software quality. Code smells were defined by Kent Beck in Fowler’s book (Fowler 1999) as a mean to diagnose symptoms that may be indicative of something wrong in the system code. Section 6 discusses the main threats to the study. For instance, for God Class, inFusion has a recall of 9% and JSpIRIT of 17% in MobileMedia, while in Health Watcher the average recall for inFusion is 0% and for JSpIRIT is 10%. Another study by Fontana et al., (2015) applied 16 different machine-learning algorithms in 74 software systems to detect four code smells in an attempt to avoid some common problems of code smell detectors. 2010). On the other hand, the initially non-smelly method PhotoListController.handleCommand in version 2 to 3 becomes smelly in version 4 due to the addition of functionalities, such as editing a photo label and sorting photos. Most of the smell we perceive is about the logical distance between the abstraction level of the programming language and the language of the business. JDeodorant has the second highest average recall of 70% and the lowest average precision of 8%, with the exception of inFusion. Another observation is that the number of smells does not necessarily grow with the size of the system, even though there was an increase of 2057 lines of code in MobileMedia and of 2706 lines of code in Health Watcher. Even though this subjectivity can not be completely eliminated, we tried to reduce it by creating the code smell reference lists in well-defined stages and by discussing divergences between experts to reach a consensus. … (2015). We also had other reasons for choosing the two systems: (i) we have access to their source code, allowing us to manually retrieve code smells, (ii) their code is readable, facilitating for instance, the task of identifying the functionalities implemented by classes and methods, (iii) these systems were previously used in other maintainability-related studies (Figueiredo et al. For instance, the method BaseController.handleCommand was a God Method in versions 1 to 3. CS provided guidance for the study design, reviewed the manuscript and helped fine-tune the final draft. The detection techniques are based on metrics. Evolution of God Method in Health Watcher. Variations in the tools results for MobileMedia and Health Watcher may be related with the fact that these systems are from different domains, Mobile (MobileMedia) and Web (Health Watcher). The only work the class does is delegating work. In: Proceedings of the 20th international conference on automated software engineering. This code smells tutorial will help you understand how to vscode refactor and how to identify long methods of code using Visual Studio’s analysis tools. Section 4 compares the code smell detection tools by analyzing their accuracy and agreement. Lastly, inFusion reports only 9 instances of Feature Envy. Code smells are usually not bugs; they are not technically incorrect and do not prevent the program from functioning. For God Method, PMD and inFusion have the same accuracy, with an average recall of 26% and an average precision of 100%. The different detection techniques lead to a lower agreement between JDeodorant and the other two tools. Other studies proposed different approaches to detect code smells in software. Chapman & Hall, London, Brown WJ, Malveau RC, Mowbray TJ, Wiley J (1998) AntiPatterns: Refactoring software, architectures, and projects in crisis. Speakers, Join us Tuesday, January 19, 2020, 16:00 - 17:00 CET (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST or check other timezones) for our free live webinar, Xamarin, the best way to make NFC Apps, with Saamer Mansoor. We can observe that for Health Watcher, there is a high agreement between all pairs of tools for all smells, since for all versions of the system, the AC1 values are “Very Good”. What is the accuracy of each tool in identifying relevant code smells? Part of However, for God Class, pairs with JDeodorant have lower agreement in MobileMedia and higher agreement in Health Watcher. The detection techniques consist in the implementation of the detection strategies inspired by the work from Lanza and Marinescu (2006). Section 3.2 summarizes the reference lists of code smells identified in both systems. The standard deviation between JDeodorant and the other tools is also higher than the other pairs of tools, with a minimum of 3.508 and a maximum of 3.729 in MobileMedia and a minimum of 0.914 and a maximum of 1.880 in Health Watcher. But what about the detection of the bug-prone situations? Considering the total of smells reported, inFusion and PMD report similar totals of smells. To identify these code smells, we manually analyzed the source code of each system. ber of automatic code smell detection approaches and tools have been developed and validated [20, 24, 37, 39, 52, 62, 64, 68, 71, 89]. The main factors that could negatively affect the internal validity of the experiment are the size of the subject programs, possible errors in the transcription of the result of tool analysis, and imprecision in the code smell reference lists. Usually these smells do not crop up right away, rather they accumulate over time as the program evolves (and especially when nobody makes an effort to eradicate them). In: Proceedings of the 20th international conference on evaluation and assessment in software engineering (EASE '16). Fortunately, there are many software analysis tools available for detecting code smells (Fernandes et al. We also found that most smelly classes and methods are already created with the smell. [8] described analysis of code smells. Analyzing the source code, we found that changes were minor, such as renaming variables, reordering statements and adding or removing types of exceptions caught or thrown by the methods. The column Tool contains the names of the analyzed tools as reported in the tools corresponding websites. 2012) (Soares et al. In: Proceedings of the 14th conference on object-oriented programming, systems, languages, and applications. The standard deviation has a minimum of 0.676 and maximum of 0.980, meaning there is not much variation of the agreement across the versions of the system. Due to this result, Tufano et al. Furthermore, these systems have been used and evaluated in previous research work (Figueiredo et al. On the other hand, 4 out of 14 classes were created non-smelly and became a God Class at some point of their lifetime. The low standard deviation supports the fact that the agreement between tools remains high across versions of both systems. Not all code smells should be “fixed” – sometimes code is perfectly acceptable in its current form. Finally, the column Detection Techniques contain a general description of the techniques used by each tool, with software metrics being the most common. It aims at answering two research questions to compare the accuracy and agreement of these tools in detecting code smells. Considering the tools accuracy, we found that there is a trade-off between the number of correctly identified entities and time spent with validation. Too simple, primitive types are used to model data with some special meaning. The tool estimates the Technical Debt progress since the baseline. JetBrains Webinars? Pardon the French: But it indicates a violation of design principles that might lead to problems further down the road. Table 8 summarizes the overall agreement calculated between each pair of tools that allowed us to make the following observations for MobileMedia and Health Watcher. ) measured with a 95 % confidence interval ( CI ) provides also the possibility of.... 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