Ben Northrop


Decisions and software development


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As mentioned in the benchmarks, across all projects measured, the average score was 51. These projects are:

Open Source Project Lines of Code (NCSS) Complexity Score Copy-Paste Score Cruft4J Score
Apache Ant (Ivy) 51,853 29 23 52
Apache Commons Collections 38,476 17 30 47
Apache Excalibur 47,188 27 23 50
Apache Archiva 45,716 22 23 45
Apache Click 53,749 28 20 48
Apache Continuum 54,160 25 18 43
Apache Commons JCS 30,160 21 29 50
Apache Commons BCEL 25,274 45 29 74
Apache Ant (Core) 93,062 41 8 49
Hibernate Search 54,288 13 14 27
Apache Commons BeanUtils 21,623 34 33 67
JavaGeom 24,860 21 27 48
Apache Common Net 15,540 29 37 66
Apache Commons Net 15,540 29 37 66
Apache Forrest 13,804 30 34 64
Apache Commons Codec 9,796 24 40 64
Apache Commons HttpClient 21,787 29 16 45
Apache ACE 33,604 31 11 42
Apache ECS 18,797 3 19 22
Apache Commons IO 18,677 19 18 37
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I believe that software development is fundamentally about making decisions, and so this is what I write about (mostly). I've been building software for about 20 years now, as a developer, tech lead, and architect. I have two degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, most recently one in philosophy (thesis here). I live in Pittsburgh, PA with my wife, 3 energetic boys, and dog. Subscribe here or write me at ben dot northrop at gmail dot com.

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