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Understanding Developers' Needs on Deprecation as a Language Feature. / Sawant, Anand; Aniche, Maurício; van Deursen, Arie; Bacchelli, Alberto.

40th International Conference on Software Engineering. ACM Computing Research Repository, 2018.

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Harvard

Sawant, A, Aniche, M, van Deursen, A & Bacchelli, A 2018, Understanding Developers' Needs on Deprecation as a Language Feature. in 40th International Conference on Software Engineering. ACM Computing Research Repository. DOI: 10.1145/3180155.3180170

APA

Sawant, A., Aniche, M., van Deursen, A., & Bacchelli, A. (2018). Understanding Developers' Needs on Deprecation as a Language Feature. In 40th International Conference on Software Engineering ACM Computing Research Repository. DOI: 10.1145/3180155.3180170

Vancouver

Sawant A, Aniche M, van Deursen A, Bacchelli A. Understanding Developers' Needs on Deprecation as a Language Feature. In 40th International Conference on Software Engineering. ACM Computing Research Repository. 2018. Available from, DOI: 10.1145/3180155.3180170

Author

Sawant, Anand ; Aniche, Maurício ; van Deursen, Arie ; Bacchelli, Alberto. / Understanding Developers' Needs on Deprecation as a Language Feature. 40th International Conference on Software Engineering. ACM Computing Research Repository, 2018.

BibTeX

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