Design Patterns in Software Maintenance: An Experiment Replication at University of Alabama

@article{Nanthaamornphong2011DesignPI,
  title={Design Patterns in Software Maintenance: An Experiment Replication at University of Alabama},
  author={Aziz Nanthaamornphong and Jeffrey C. Carver},
  journal={2011 Second International Workshop on Replication in Empirical Software Engineering Research},
  year={2011},
  pages={15-24}
}
Design patterns are widely used within the software engineer community. Researchers claim that design patterns improve software quality. In this paper, we describe two experiments, using graduate student participants, to study whether design patterns improve the software quality, specifically maintainability and understandability. We replicated a controlled experiment to compare the maintainability of two implementations of an application, one using a design pattern and the other using a… CONTINUE READING

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