A Categorization of Classes based on the Visualization of their Internal Structure: the Class Blueprint

Lanza, Michele; Ducasse, Stephane (2001). A Categorization of Classes based on the Visualization of their Internal Structure: the Class Blueprint. In: OOPSLA '01: 16th ACM SIGPLAN conference on Object-oriented programming, systems, languages, and applications (pp. 300-311). ACM Press 10.1145/504282.504304

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The reengineering and reverse engineering of software systems is gaining importance in software industry, because the accelerated turnover in software companies creates legacy systems in a shorter period of time. Especially understanding classes is a key activity in object-oriented programming, since classes represent the primary abstractions from which applications are built. The main problem of this task is to quickly grasp the purpose of a class and its inner structure. To help the reverse engineers in their first contact with a foreign system, we propose a categorization of classes based on the visualization of their internal structure. The contributions of this paper are a novel categorization of classes and a visualization of the classes which we call the class blueprint. We have validated the categorization on several case studies, two of which we present here.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF) > Software Composition Group (SCG)

UniBE Contributor:

Ducasse, Stephane

Subjects:

000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
500 Science > 510 Mathematics

ISBN:

1-58113-335-9

Publisher:

ACM Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Manuela Bamert

Date Deposited:

06 Dec 2017 09:30

Last Modified:

09 Nov 2019 19:02

Publisher DOI:

10.1145/504282.504304

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.104584

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/104584

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