Object-oriented reengineering : patterns and techniques
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
Los Alamitos, Calif. :IEEE, 2005
21st International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM 2005), September 26-29, 2005, Budapest, Hungary
University of Antwerp
Surprising as it may seem, many of the early adopters of the object-oriented paradigm already face a number of problems typically encountered in large-scale legacy systems. Software engineers are now confronted with millions of lines of industrial source code, developed using object-oriented design methods and languages of the late 80s and early 90s. These systems exhibit a range of problems, effectively preventing them from satisfying the evolving requirements imposed by their customers. This tutorial will share our knowledge concerning the reengineering of object-oriented legacy systems. We will draw upon our experiences, to show you techniques and tools we have applied on real industrial 00 systems to detect and repair problems. In particular, we will discuss issues like reverse engineering, design extraction, metrics, refactoring and program visualisation.