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JSW 2017 Vol.12(8): 598-611 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.12.8.598-611

Impact of Using a Static-type System in Computer Programming*

Ismail Rizky Harlin*, Hironori Washizaki, Yoshiaki Fukazawa
Waseda University, 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan

Abstract—Static-type systems are a major topic in programming language research and the software industry because they should reduce the development time and increase the code quality. Additionally, they are predicted to decrease the number of defects in a code due to early error detection. However, only a few empirical experiments exist on the potential benefits of static-type systems in programming activities. This paper describes an experiment that tests whether static-type systems help developers create solutions for certain programming tasks. The results indicate that although the existence of a static-type system has no positive impact when subjects code a program from scratch, it does allow more errors in program debugging to be fixed.

Index Terms—Static-type systems, programming language, empirical study, program debugging.

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Cite: Ismail Rizky Harlin*, Hironori Washizaki, Yoshiaki Fukazawa, "Impact of Using a Static-type System in Computer Programming*," Journal of Software vol. 12, no. 8, pp. 598-611, 2017.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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