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 Commons Primitives 19,790 6 16 22
Apache Commons Betwixt 16,354 16 17 33
Apache Commons Chain 6,392 9 37 46
PMD 39,001 25 6 31
Hibernate Shards 13,116 6 17 23
Apache Commons Configuration 28,262 12 8 20
TestNG 27,976 24 7 31
Hibernate Tools 19,069 23 11 34
Apache Commons Digester 12,374 24 14 38
Apache Commson Jelly 21,878 31 8 39
Apache Commons Pool 7,459 25 21 46
Apache Commons DBCP 12,708 16 12 28
Apache Gora 13,105 35 12 47
Apache Commons SCXML 8,520 23 17 40
Apache Commson JXPath 17,074 61 8 69
Apache Commons VFS 17,610 21 7 28
Apache FTP Server 14,844 23 9 32
Apache Commson Logging 4,016 29 29 58
Apache Commons DbUtils 3,843 19 25 44
JUnit 14,212 6 6 12
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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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