Recommending Posts concerning API Issues in Developer Q&A Sites

@article{Wang2015RecommendingPC,
  title={Recommending Posts concerning API Issues in Developer Q&A Sites},
  author={Wei Wang and Haroon Malik and Michael W. Godfrey},
  journal={2015 IEEE/ACM 12th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories},
  year={2015},
  pages={224-234}
}
API design is known to be a challenging craft, as API designers must balance their elegant ideals against "real-world" concerns, such as utility, performance, backwards compatibility, and unforeseen emergent uses. However, to date, there is no principled method to collect or analyze API usability information that incorporates input from typical developers. In practice, developers often turn to Q&A websites such as stackoverflow.com (SO) when seeking expert advice on API use; the popularity of… CONTINUE READING
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