Undocumented and unchecked: exceptions that spell trouble

@inproceedings{Kechagia2014UndocumentedAU,
  title={Undocumented and unchecked: exceptions that spell trouble},
  author={Maria Kechagia and Diomidis Spinellis},
  booktitle={MSR},
  year={2014}
}
Modern programs rely on large application programming interfaces (APIs). The Android framework comprises 231 core APIs, and is used by countless developers. We examine a sample of 4,900 distinct crash stack traces from 1,800 different Android applications, looking for Android API methods with undocumented exceptions that are part of application crashes. For the purposes of this study, we take as a reference the version 15 of the Android API, which matches our stack traces. Our results show that… CONTINUE READING
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