Women Write Better Code!

Computer code written by women has a higher approval rating than that written by men – but only if their gender is not identifiable, new unpublished research suggests. The US researchers analysed nearly 1.4 million users of the open source program-sharing service Github. They found that pull requests – or suggested code changes – made on the service by women were more likely to be accepted than those by men. The researchers, from the computer science departments at Caly Poly and North Carolina State University, looked at around four million people who logged on to Github on a single day – 1 April 2015.