On the Impact of Programming Languages on Code Quality

29 Jan 2019Emery D. BergerCeleste HollenbeckPetr MajOlga VitekJan Vitek

This paper is a reproduction of work by Ray et al. which claimed to have uncovered a statistically significant association between eleven programming languages and software defects in projects hosted on GitHub. First we conduct an experimental repetition, repetition is only partially successful, but it does validate one of the key claims of the original work about the association of ten programming languages with defects... (read more)

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