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2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) (2000)
Brisbane, Australia
Nov. 23, 2000 to Nov. 25, 2000
ISSN: 1095-1350
ISBN: 0-7695-0881-2
pp: 214
Tarja Systä , Tampere University of Technology
ABSTRACT
To fully understand the underlying architecture of an object-oriented software system, both static and dynamic analyses are needed. Dynamic reverse engineering techniques are especially important for understanding the run-time behavior of objects in a distributed object systems and in systems that rely heavily on polymorphism. Shimba, a prototype reverse engineering environment, has been built to support understanding an existing Java software system. The dynamic event trace information is generated automatically as a result of running the target system under a customized sdk [14] debugger and viewed as scenario diagrams using the SCED tool [5]. In SCED, state diagrams can be synthesized automatically from scenario diagrams. This facility is used to visualize the total behavior of a selected object or method, disconnected from the rest of the system. This paper demonstrates how Shimba aids understanding the behavior of Java programs. A case study in made to validate the usefulness of the approach. The system under investigation is the FUJABA environment consisting of almost 700 Java classes.
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Tarja Systä, "Understanding the Behavior of Java Programs", 2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE), vol. 00, no. , pp. 214, 2000, doi:10.1109/WCRE.2000.891472
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