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Detecting structural changes in object oriented software systems

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4 Author(s)
Vasa, R. ; Swinburne Univ. of Technol., Melbourne, Vic., Australia ; Schneider, J.-G. ; Woodward, C. ; Cain, A.

It is an increasingly accepted fact that software development is a non-linear activity with inherently feedback driven processes. In such a development environment, however, it is important that major structural changes in the design and/or architecture of a software system under development are introduced with care and documented accordingly. In order to give developers appropriate tools that can identify such changes, we need to have a good understanding how software systems evolve over time so that evolutionary anomalies can be automatically detected. In this paper, we present recurring high-level structural and evolutionary patterns that we have observed in a number of public-domain object-oriented software systems and define a simple predictive model that can aid developers in detecting structural changes and as a consequence, improve the underlying development processes.

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Empirical Software Engineering, 2005. 2005 International Symposium on

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17-18 Nov. 2005

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