Design Patterns in Software Maintenance: An Experiment Replication at Freie Universität Berlin

@article{Prechelt2011DesignPI,
  title={Design Patterns in Software Maintenance: An Experiment Replication at Freie Universit{\"a}t Berlin},
  author={Lutz Prechelt and Martin Liesenberg},
  journal={2011 Second International Workshop on Replication in Empirical Software Engineering Research},
  year={2011},
  pages={1-6}
}
An article published in 2001 reported a controlled experiment that compared maintenance of small programs using design patterns with maintenance of equivalent programs using simplified design solutions. A replication of that experiment was published in 2004. In 2010, a group of researchers from multiple countries picked this experiment as the subject of an attempt to perform a joint replication: Many groups performing an experiment using the same setup, each contributing a few data points to a… CONTINUE READING