Apples vs. oranges?
|Title||Apples vs. oranges?|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Davies, Julius, and German Daniel M.|
|Tertiary Authors||van Deursen, Arie, Xie Tao, and Zimmermann Thomas|
|Secondary Title||Proceedings of the 8th working conference on Mining software repositories - MSR '11|
|Place Published||New York, New York, USA|
|Keywords||eclipse, netbeans, source code|
We attempt to compare the source code of two Java IDE systems: Netbeans and Eclipse. The result of this experiment shows that many factors, if ignored, could risk a bias in the results, and we posit various observations that should be taken into consideration to minimize such risk.
"In this MSR challenge report, we compare the source code of two in- dustrial grade Integrated Development Environments (IDE): Netbeans, developed by Oracle Corporation, and Eclipse, developed by the Eclipse Foundation. In the same spirit as , our goal is not to identify how similar or different they are, but to identify differences that, if not taken into consideration, might result in biased, and potentially erroneous conclusions."