Publication
Title
Refactoring planning for design smell correction : summary, opportunities and lessons learned
Author
Abstract
Complex refactoring processes, such as applying big refactorings or removing design smells are difficult to perform in practice. The complexity of these processes is partly due to their heuristic nature and to the constraints imposed by preconditions on the applicability of the individual refactorings. Developers have to find out manually how to apply a complex refactoring "recipe", from a refactoring book, for each particular situation. In a PhD thesis, we developed an approach for tackling this problem. We described how to better write refactoring "recipes" (Refactoring Strategies) and how to compute, from them, the precise refactoring sequences for each particular situation (Refactoring Plans). Our proposal introduced, for the first time, the use of automated planning for this kind of software engineering problems. This paper presents a short summary of that PhD thesis and discuss the future work, open questions, new research opportunities arisen and the lessons learned from it.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Proceedings international conference on software maintenance / International Conference on Software Maintenance. - Los Alamitos
Source (book)
29th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM), SEP 22-28, 2013, Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS
Publication
New york : Ieee, 2013
ISSN
1063-6773
Volume/pages
(2013), p. 572-577
ISI
000332836100089
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 17.11.2015
Last edited 08.11.2017
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