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Where does Google find API documentation? / Treude, Christoph; Aniche, Maurício.

2nd International Workshop on API Usage and Evolution. 2018.

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Harvard

Treude, C & Aniche, M 2018, Where does Google find API documentation? in 2nd International Workshop on API Usage and Evolution. WAPI 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2/06/18. DOI: 10.1145/3194793.3194796

APA

Treude, C., & Aniche, M. (2018). Where does Google find API documentation? In 2nd International Workshop on API Usage and Evolution DOI: 10.1145/3194793.3194796

Vancouver

Treude C, Aniche M. Where does Google find API documentation? In 2nd International Workshop on API Usage and Evolution. 2018. Available from, DOI: 10.1145/3194793.3194796

Author

Treude, Christoph ; Aniche, Maurício. / Where does Google find API documentation?. 2nd International Workshop on API Usage and Evolution. 2018.

BibTeX

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