JavaScript Errors in the Wild: An Empirical Study

  title={JavaScript Errors in the Wild: An Empirical Study},
  author={Frolin S. Ocariza and Karthik Pattabiraman and Benjamin G. Zorn},
  journal={2011 IEEE 22nd International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering},
Client-side JavaScript is being widely used in popular web applications to improve functionality, increase responsiveness, and decrease load times. However, it is challenging to build reliable applications using JavaScript. This paper presents an empirical characterization of the error messages printed by JavaScript code in web applications, and attempts to understand their root causes. We find that JavaScript errors occur in production web applications, and that the errors fall into a small… CONTINUE READING
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