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What should developers be aware of?: an empirical study on the directives of API documentation

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What should developers be aware of? an empirical study on the directives of API documentation. / Monperrus, Martin; Eichberg, Michael; Tekes, Elif; Mezini, Mira.

In: Empirical Software Engineering, Vol. 17, No. 6, 01.12.2012, p. 703-737.

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Monperrus, M, Eichberg, M, Tekes, E & Mezini, M 2012, 'What should developers be aware of? an empirical study on the directives of API documentation', Empirical Software Engineering, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 703-737. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10664-011-9186-4

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Monperrus, Martin ; Eichberg, Michael ; Tekes, Elif ; Mezini, Mira. / What should developers be aware of? an empirical study on the directives of API documentation. In: Empirical Software Engineering. 2012 ; Vol. 17, No. 6. pp. 703-737.

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