Paying down design debt with strategic refactoring

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Our studies indicate that strategic refactoring using design patterns is the most effective way to repair decaying code for object-oriented (OO) systems. However, applying a pattern-based approach to legacy system repair or even post-design pattern injection is often difficult and, in some cases if misapplied, detrimental.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationComputer
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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