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SATDBailiff- Mining and Tracking Self-Admitted Technical Debt [article]

Eman Abdullah AlOmar, Ben Christians, Mihal Busho, Ahmed Hamad AlKhalid, Ali Ouni, Christian Newman, Mohamed Wiem Mkaouer
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Self-Admitted Technical Debt (SATD) is a metaphorical concept to describe the self-documented addition of technical debt to a software project in the form of source code comments.  ...  SATD can linger in projects and degrade source-code quality, but it can also be more visible than unintentionally added or undocumented technical debt.  ...  Self-Admitted Technical Debt is a candid form of technical debt in which the contributor of the debt self-documents the location of the debt.  ... 
arXiv:2107.00073v1 fatcat:df4yw6inxza3bmbrywjvztf7vm