Using development history sticky notes to understand software architecture

@article{Hassan2004UsingDH,
  title={Using development history sticky notes to understand software architecture},
  author={Ahmed E. Hassan and Richard C. Holt},
  journal={Proceedings. 12th IEEE International Workshop on Program Comprehension, 2004.},
  year={2004},
  pages={183-192}
}
Maintenance of evolving software systems has become the most frequently performed activity by software developers. A good understanding of the software system is needed to reduce the cost and length of this activity. Various approaches and tools have been proposed to assist in this process such as code browsers, slicing techniques, etc. These techniques neglect to use a central and vital piece of data available - the historical modification records stored in source control systems. These… CONTINUE READING
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