Examining the Relationship between FindBugs Warnings and App Ratings

@article{Khalid2016ExaminingTR,
  title={Examining the Relationship between FindBugs Warnings and App Ratings},
  author={Hammad Khalid and Meiyappan Nagappan and Ahmed E. Hassan},
  journal={IEEE Software},
  year={2016},
  volume={33},
  pages={34-39}
}
In the mobile-app ecosystem, user ratings of apps (a measure of user perception) are extremely important because they correlate strongly with downloads and hence revenue. A case study examined the relationship between ratings (and the associated review comments) and static-analysis warnings (collected using FindBugs) for 10,000 free-to-download Android apps. Three warning categories - bad practice, internationalization, and performance - were more frequent in low-rated apps and corresponded to… CONTINUE READING

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