Refactoring and its Relationship with Fan-in and Fan-out: An Empirical Study

Abstract

Many of the seventy-two refactorings originally proposed by Fowler have the aim of reducing coupling in classes and thereby aiding programmer maintainability. While we might assume that classes with high levels of coupling would be the targets for refactoring more often than any other type of class, no empirical evidence exists to support this assumption… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/CSMR.2012.17

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@article{Murgia2012RefactoringAI, title={Refactoring and its Relationship with Fan-in and Fan-out: An Empirical Study}, author={Alessandro Murgia and Roberto Tonelli and Michele Marchesi and Giulio Concas and Steve Counsell and Janet McFall and Stephen Swift}, journal={2012 16th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering}, year={2012}, pages={63-72} }