Further investigation of the survivability of code technical debt items

@article{Zabardast2020FurtherIO,
  title={Further investigation of the survivability of code technical debt items},
  author={Ehsan Zabardast and Kwabena Ebo Bennin and Javier Gonzalez-Huerta},
  journal={Journal of Software: Evolution and Process},
  year={2020},
  volume={34}
}
Context: Technical debt (TD) discusses the negative impact of sub‐optimal decisions to cope with the need‐for‐speed in software development. Code technical debt items (TDI) are atomic elements of TD that can be observed in code artifacts. Empirical results on open‐source systems demonstrated how code‐smells, which are just one type of TDIs, are introduced and “survive” during release cycles. However, little is known about whether the results on the survivability of code‐smells hold for other… 

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