Automated Refactoring Using Design Differencing

@article{Moghadam2012AutomatedRU,
  title={Automated Refactoring Using Design Differencing},
  author={Iman Hemati Moghadam and Mel {\'O} Cinn{\'e}ide},
  journal={2012 16th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering},
  year={2012},
  pages={43-52}
}
Software systems that undergo repeated addition of functionality commonly suffer a loss of quality in their underlying designs, termed design erosion. This leads to the maintenance of a system becoming increasingly difficult and time-consuming during its lifetime. Refactoring can reduce the effects of design erosion, but this process requires significant effort on the part of the maintenance programmer. Research into automated refactoring has had some success in reducing the effort involved… CONTINUE READING
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