Corpus ID: 229363663

Do We Need Improved Code Quality Metrics?

  title={Do We Need Improved Code Quality Metrics?},
  author={Tushar Sharma and D. Spinellis},
  • Tushar Sharma, D. Spinellis
  • Published 2020
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • The software development community has been using code quality metrics for the last five decades. Despite their wide adoption, code quality metrics have attracted a fair share of criticism. In this paper, first, we carry out a qualitative exploration by surveying software developers to gauge their opinions about current practices and potential gaps with the present set of metrics. We identify deficiencies including lack of soundness, i.e., the ability of a metric to capture a notion accurately… CONTINUE READING

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