Mr. Suwanachote presented his research at APSEC 2023

Nabhan Suwanachote, an intern student in our laboratory, presented the following paper at 30th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC 2023) on Dec 4th-7th, 2023.

Nabhan Suwanachote, Soratouch Pornmaneerattanatri, Yutaro Kashiwa, Kohei Ichikawa, Pattara Leelaprute, Arnon Rungsawang, Bundit Manaskasemsak, Hajimu Iida: “A Pilot Study of Testing Infrastructure as Code for Cloud Systems”, In Proceedings of the 30th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC 2023), Dec. 2023.

This study examined the repositories using Terratest in order to reveal how developers test infrastructure on cloud systems. We collected 59 repositories that use Terratest modules and conducted quantitative and qualitative analyses. Throughout our empirical study, we found that (i) 55.2% of the repositories using Terratest have at least one server infrastructure test; (ii) developers often maintain server infrastructure tests (1.7%-11.3% commits out of all the commits); (iii) many repositories have tests for system functionality (28%), deployment (20%), and configuration (17%).

The accepted paper is available on GitHub:

Yutaro Kashiwa
Yutaro Kashiwa
Assistant Professor

Yutaro Kashiwa is an assistant professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan. He worked for Hitachi Ltd. as a full-time software engineer for two years before spending three years as a research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He received his Ph.D. degree in engineering from Wakayama University in 2020. After receiving his Ph.D., he was a post-doc under SENSOR (SENsible SOftware Refactoring) project led by Yasutaka Kamei and Gabriele Bavota. His research interests include empirical software engineering, specifically the analysis of software bugs, testing, refactoring, and release.