Evaluating the Lifespan of Code Smells using Software Repository Mining

@article{Peters2012EvaluatingTL,
  title={Evaluating the Lifespan of Code Smells using Software Repository Mining},
  author={Ralph Peters and Andy Zaidman},
  journal={2012 16th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering},
  year={2012},
  pages={411-416}
}
An anti-pattern is a commonly occurring solution to a recurring problem that will typically negatively impact code quality. Code smells are considered to be symptoms of anti-patterns and occur at source code level. The lifespan of code smells in a software system can be determined by mining the software repository on which the system is stored. This provides insight into the behaviour of software developers with regard to resolving code smells and anti-patterns. In a case study, we investigate… CONTINUE READING
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