2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) (2001)
Oct. 2, 2001 to Oct. 5, 2001
Arie Van Deursen , CWI
We investigate the relationship between reverse engineering and program comprehension on the one hand, and software process on the other. To understand this relationship, we select one particular existing software process, extreme programming (XP), and study the role played in it by program comprehension and reverse engineering. To that end, we analyze five key XP practices in depth: pair programming, unit testing, refactoring, evolutionary design, and collaborative planning. The contributions of this paper are (1) the identification of promising research areas in the field of program comprehension; (2) the identification of new application perspectives for reverse engineering technology; (3) a critical analysis of XP resulting in research questions that could help resolve some of the uncertainties surrounding XP; (4) a discussion of the role comprehension and reverse engineering can play in software process design.
and Phrases: Software process, reverse engineering, pair programming, unit testing, refactoring, evolutionary design, collaborative work.
Arie Van Deursen, "Program Comprehension Risks and Opportunities in Extreme Programming", 2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE), vol. 00, no. , pp. 176, 2001, doi:10.1109/WCRE.2001.957822