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2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) (1999)
Atlanta, Georgia
Oct. 6, 1999 to Oct. 8, 1999
ISSN: 1095-1350
ISBN: 0-7695-0303-9
pp: 175
Michele Lanza , University of Berne
Stéphane Ducasse , University of Berne
Serge Demeyer , University of Berne
ABSTRACT
Surprising as it may seem, many of the early adopters of the object-oriented paradigm already face a number of problems typically encountered in large-scale legacy systems. Consequently, reverse engineering techniques are relevant in an object-oriented context as well. This paper investigates a hybrid approach, combining the immediate appeal of visualizations with the scalability of metrics. We validate such a hybrid approach by showing how CodeCrawler -the experimental platform we built- allowed us to understand the program structure of, and identify potential design anomalies in a public domain software system.
INDEX TERMS
Reverse Engineering, ProgramVisualisation, Software Metrics, Object-Oriented Programming, Code-Crawler
CITATION
Michele Lanza, Stéphane Ducasse, Serge Demeyer, "A Hybrid Reverse Engineering Approach Combining Metrics and Program Visualization", 2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE), vol. 00, no. , pp. 175, 1999, doi:10.1109/WCRE.1999.806958
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