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 Excalibur 47,188 27 23 50
Apache Archiva 45,716 22 23 45
Struts1 44,395 37 52 89
Apache Commson Lang 42,855 28 28 56
Apache HttpComponents Core 39,518 15 60 75
PMD 39,001 25 6 31
Apache Commons Collections 38,476 17 30 47
Apache ACE 33,604 31 11 42
Apache Commons JCS 30,160 21 29 50
Apache Commons Configuration 28,262 12 8 20
TestNG 27,976 24 7 31
Apache Commons BCEL 25,274 45 29 74
JavaGeom 24,860 21 27 48
Apache Commson Jelly 21,878 31 8 39
Apache Commons HttpClient 21,787 29 16 45
Apache Commons BeanUtils 21,623 34 33 67
Apache Commons Primitives 19,790 6 16 22
Hibernate Tools 19,069 23 11 34
Apache ECS 18,797 3 19 22
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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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