EVOLUTION STYLES IN PRACTICE - Refactoring Revisited as Evolution Style

Olivier Le Goaer, Mourad Oussalah, Dalila Tamzalit, Djamel Serai

Abstract

The evolution of pure software systems remains a time-consuming and error-prone activity. But whatever the considered domain, recurring practices can be captured and reused to alleviate the subsequent amounts of effort. In this paper we propose to treat domain-specific problems-solutions pairs as first-class entities called “evolution styles”. As such, an evolution style is endowed with an instantiation mechanism and can be considered at different conceptual levels. Applied on arbitrary domains, an evolution style is intended to evolve a family of applications whereas its instances evolve given applications. The evolution style’s format is a component triple where each component is highly reusable. In this way, evolution styles are scalable knowledge fragments able to support large and complex evolutions, readily available to be played and replayed.

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Le Goaer O., Oussalah M., Tamzalit D. and Serai D. (2007). EVOLUTION STYLES IN PRACTICE - Refactoring Revisited as Evolution Style . In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-8111-06-7, pages 138-143. DOI: 10.5220/0001341401380143


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@conference{icsoft07,
author={Olivier Le Goaer and Mourad Oussalah and Dalila Tamzalit and Djamel Serai},
title={EVOLUTION STYLES IN PRACTICE - Refactoring Revisited as Evolution Style},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,},
year={2007},
pages={138-143},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001341401380143},
isbn={978-989-8111-06-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,
TI - EVOLUTION STYLES IN PRACTICE - Refactoring Revisited as Evolution Style
SN - 978-989-8111-06-7
AU - Le Goaer O.
AU - Oussalah M.
AU - Tamzalit D.
AU - Serai D.
PY - 2007
SP - 138
EP - 143
DO - 10.5220/0001341401380143