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How does annotations affect Java code readability?
Context: Code annotation is a feature to define custom metadata about programming elements. Many modern frameworks and APIs use annotations to keep integration less verbose and closer to the corresponding code element. However, contrary to the initial intent, practitioners often complain about the negative impacts of annotations on code readability. Objective: We conducted a survey where participants compared the readability of code snippets with and without annotations to understand thisdoi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-2256326/v1 fatcat:2yivrd4dvngzhdyzymjkoldlmu