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Lecture Notes in Informatics

Software Engineering 2016 P-252, 59-60 (2016).

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Getting to know you: towards a capability model for Java

Ben Hermann , Michael Reif , Michael Eichberg and Mira Mezini


Developing software from reusable libraries lets developers face a security dilemma: Ei- ther be efficient and reuse libraries as they are or inspect them, know about their resource usage, but possibly miss deadlines as reviews are a time consuming process. In this paper, we propose a novel capability inference mechanism for libraries written in Java. It uses a coarse-grained capability model for system resources that can be presented to developers. We found that the capability inference agrees by 86 81\% on expectations towards capabilities that can be derived from project . documentation. Moreover, our approach can find capabilities that cannot be discovered using project documentation. It is thus a helpful tool for developers mitigating the aforementioned dilemma.

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