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An empirical study on quality of Android applications written in Kotlin language

Abstract : Context During the last years, developers of mobile applications have the possibility to use new paradigms and tools for developing mobile applications. For instance, since 2017, Android developers have the official support to write Android applications using Kotlin language. Kotlin is programming language fully interoperable with Java that combines object-oriented and functional features. Objective The goal of this paper is twofold. First, it aims to study the degree of adoption of Kotlin language on the development of open-source Android applications and to measure the amount of Kotlin code inside those applications. Secondly, it aims to measure the quality of Android applications that are written using Kotlin and to compare it with the quality of Android applications written using Java.
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Bruno Gois Mateus, Matias Martinez. An empirical study on quality of Android applications written in Kotlin language. Empirical Software Engineering, Springer Verlag, 2019, 24 (6), pp.3356-3393. ⟨10.1007/s10664-019-09727-4⟩. ⟨hal-03574573⟩



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