Correlations between bugginess and time-based commit characteristics

@article{Eyolfson2013CorrelationsBB,
  title={Correlations between bugginess and time-based commit characteristics},
  author={Jon Eyolfson and Lin Tan and Patrick Lam},
  journal={Empirical Software Engineering},
  year={2013},
  volume={19},
  pages={1009-1039}
}
Modern software is often developed over many years with hundreds of thousands of commits. Commit metadata is a rich source of time-based characteristics, including the commit’s time of day and the commit frequency and seniority of its author. The “bugginess” of a commit is also a critical property of that commit. In this paper, we investigate the correlation between a commit’s time-based characteristics and its “bugginess”; such results can be useful for software developers and software… CONTINUE READING
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