Do developers care about code smells? An exploratory survey

@article{Yamashita2013DoDC,
  title={Do developers care about code smells? An exploratory survey},
  author={Aiko Fallas Yamashita and Leon Moonen},
  journal={2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE)},
  year={2013},
  pages={242-251}
}
Code smells are a well-known metaphor to describe symptoms of code decay or other issues with code quality which can lead to a variety of maintenance problems. Even though code smell detection and removal has been well-researched over the last decade, it remains open to debate whether or not code smells should be considered meaningful conceptualizations of code quality issues from the developer's perspective. To some extent, this question applies as well to the results provided by current code… CONTINUE READING
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