Recovering Design Patterns from Large Codebases

ROBINSON, Ashley and BATES, Christopher (2016). Recovering Design Patterns from Large Codebases. In: 7th Annual International Conference on Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology, Singapore, 10-11 October 2016. (In Press)

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Understanding and using Design Patterns improves software quality through better comprehension of programs for both experienced developers and students. Often design patterns are learned through simplified “toy” programs and exemplars that foreground the structure of the pattern. However in production code the objects and methods that comprise the pattern can be hidden within a complex mesh of intra-code relationships. This paper introduces APRT, an ANTLR-based tool that recovers the structure of both static and dynamic patterns from large codebases so that they can be studied in context.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: object-oriented; software architecture; program constructs; design patterns
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Depositing User: Christopher Bates
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 11:42
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2018 20:48

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