Do open source software projects conduct tests enough?

Ryohei Takasawa*, Kazunori Sakamoto, Akinori Ihara, Hironori Washizaki, Yoshiaki Fukazawa

*Corresponding author for this work

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Do open source software projects provide and maintain tests? What metrics are correlated with the test success? This paper answers these questions by executing tests of 452 open source software projects in GitHub and measuring 13 metrics from 77 projects. Only 117 projects passed all test cases. Additionally, the results are correlated with the comment density, public documented API density, and test coverage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-325
Number of pages4
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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