Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-22686
Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: A study on ĐApps characteristics
Authors: Qasse, Ilham Ahmed
Spillner, Josef
Abu Talib, Manar
Nasir, Qassim
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1109/DAPPS49028.2020.00010
10.21256/zhaw-22686
Proceedings: 2020 IEEE International Conference on Decentralized Applications and Infrastructures (DAPPS)
Page(s): 88
Pages to: 93
Conference details: IEEE International Conference on Decentralized Applications and Infrastructures (DAPPS), Oxford, UK (online), 3-6 August 2020
Issue Date: 8-Jul-2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: IEEE
ISBN: 978-1-7281-6978-1
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 005: Computer programming, programs and data
Abstract: Repositories are important indicators for liveness and maturity in software development communities. They host user-facing applications or re-usable artefacts to build such applications. While rarely decentralised themselves, they are important for hosting code for decentralised applications. In this study, we investigate public repositories dedicated to decentralised applications, or DApps, -- executing on heterogeneous blockchain platforms. The study is the first to report aggregated metrics on the repository-level and application-level characteristics including -- DApps metadata, associated smart contracts composition and inconsistencies between repositories in both schema and content. The main contributions are data acquisition tools and an evolving public dataset along with an initial analysis to derive key metrics in a reproducible way. Insights provided encompass the dominance of Ethereum, the absence of smart contracts for a significant portion of applications, and unused application advertisement potential by absence from popular repositories. The insights can be exploited by developers to build high-quality and highly popular applications and set up corresponding quality checks.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/22686
Fulltext version: Accepted version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
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