CatchUp! Capturing and replaying refactorings to support API evolution

@article{Henkel2005CatchUpCA,
  title={CatchUp! Capturing and replaying refactorings to support API evolution},
  author={Johannes Henkel and Amer Diwan},
  journal={Proceedings. 27th International Conference on Software Engineering, 2005. ICSE 2005.},
  year={2005},
  pages={274-283}
}
Library developers who have to evolve a library to accommodate changing requirements often face a dilemma: Either they implement a clean, efficient solution but risk breaking client code, or they maintain compatibility with client code, but pay with increased design complexity and thus higher maintenance costs over time.We address this dilemma by presenting a lightweight approach for evolving application programming interfaces (APIs), which does not depend on version control or configuration… CONTINUE READING
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