Visible to the public Towards Safe Refactoring for Intelligent Parallelization of Java 8 Streams

TitleTowards Safe Refactoring for Intelligent Parallelization of Java 8 Streams
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsTang, Yiming, Khatchadourian, Raffi, Bagherzadeh, Mehdi, Ahmed, Syed
Conference NameProceedings of the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering: Companion Proceeedings
Conference LocationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN Number978-1-4503-5663-3
KeywordsCollaboration, Human Behavior, human factors, Java 8, Metrics, parallelization, policy-based governance, pubcrawl, Refactoring, resilience, Resiliency, Safe Coding, streams, typestate analysis

The Java 8 Stream API sets forth a promising new programming model that incorporates functional-like, MapReduce-style features into a mainstream programming language. However, using streams correctly and efficiently may involve subtle considerations. In this poster, we present our ongoing work and preliminary results towards an automated refactoring approach that assists developers in writing optimal stream code. The approach, based on ordering and typestate analysis, determines when it is safe and advantageous to convert streams to parallel and optimize parallel streams.

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