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Java apps have most flaws, Cobol is cleanest, study finds

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Analysis of 745 apps determines costs of flawed software as IT interest in 'technical debt' takes off

There is a lot of badly engineered software in the world that's creating a lot of risk to businesses and organisations, and accumulating so-called 'technical debt.'  Such a legacy of problematic programming that violates good architectural and coding practices is called " technical debt ," a metaphor that is gaining broader attention.

Bill Curtis, chief scientist at Cast, said he believes Cobol did best because the code is older. Programmers "have been beating on it for 30 years" and in that time have fixed some of the most critical violations, he said.

COBOL scored the highest on security while .NET scored the lowest.

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