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2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) (2010)
Beverly, Massachusetts USA
Oct. 13, 2010 to Oct. 16, 2010
ISSN: 1095-1350
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4123-5
pp: 183-192
ABSTRACT
In a software project, outsourcing the development of a particular functionality, reusing a part in another software, or handing-over a part of the code to a new team member requires the extraction of an independent subset of the software—a component. This paper describes and analyzes the process of extracting such a component. We introduce an automated approach based on optimizing the cut between the new component and the remaining system. A visual development tool implements our approach and interactively supports the extraction. Finally, we look at the results of a thinking aloud user study and discuss the lessons learned about the extraction tool as well as the extraction process.
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Fabian Beck, Andreas Marx, Stephan Diehl, "Computer-Aided Extraction of Software Components", 2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE), vol. 00, no. , pp. 183-192, 2010, doi:10.1109/WCRE.2010.28
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