Understanding How and Why Developers Seek and Analyze API-Related Opinions

@article{Uddin2021UnderstandingHA,
  title={Understanding How and Why Developers Seek and Analyze API-Related Opinions},
  author={Gias Uddin and O. Baysal and Latifa Guerrouj and F. Khomh},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering},
  year={2021},
  volume={47},
  pages={694-735}
}
With the advent and proliferation of online developer forums as informal documentation, developers often share their opinions about the APIs they use. Thus, opinions of others often shape the developer’s perception and decisions related to software development. For example, the choice of an API or how to reuse the functionality the API offers are, to a considerable degree, conditioned upon what other developers think about the API. While many developers refer to and rely on such opinion-rich… Expand
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