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ConcernMorph: metrics-based detection of crosscutting patterns

Figueiredo, Eduardo and Whittle, Jon and Garcia, Alessandro (2009) ConcernMorph: metrics-based detection of crosscutting patterns. In: Proceedings of the the 7th joint meeting of the European software engineering conference and the ACM SIGSOFT symposium on The foundations of software engineering. ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 299-300. ISBN 978-1-60558-001-2

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Abstract

Crosscutting concerns can hinder maintainability of a design because they do not adhere to a system's underlying modular structure. Developers, therefore, may wish to refactor designs to improve modularisation or to implement crosscutting concerns as aspects. However, few tools currently exist that assist developers in detecting and classifying crosscutting concerns in their code. Classification is important because, as recent studies have shown, crosscutting concerns are not always harmful. This paper describes a tool, ConcernMorph, for identifying crosscutting concerns and classifying them into one of a number of predefined crosscutting patterns.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 57685
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 20 Aug 2012 12:15
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 01:28
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57685

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