A Series of Controlled Experiments on Design Patterns : Methodology and

  title={A Series of Controlled Experiments on Design Patterns : Methodology and},
  author={Barbara Unger},
Software design patterns are an idea that is intuitively appealing and has found many advocates. However, as scientists we must be concerned about gathering hard evidence for the claims of bene cial consequences of design patterns. This article describes the major claims and derives the corresponding research questions. It discusses the methodology of a research programme for investigating these questions and sketches the practical constraints that make this research di cult. It then shortly… CONTINUE READING
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