2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) (1999)
Oct. 6, 1999 to Oct. 8, 1999
Michele Lanza , University of Berne
Stéphane Ducasse , University of Berne
Serge Demeyer , University of Berne
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.
Reverse Engineering, ProgramVisualisation, Software Metrics, Object-Oriented Programming, Code-Crawler
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