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DECOR: A Method for the Specification and Detection of Code and Design Smells

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DECOR: A Method for the Specification and Detection of Code and Design Smells
Abstract-- Code and design smells are poor solutions to recurring implementation and design problems. They may hinder the evolution of a system by making it hard for software engineers to carry out changes. We propose three contributions to the research field related to code and design smells: (1) DECOR, a method that embodies and defines all the steps necessary for the specification and detection of code and design smells; (2) DETEX, a detection technique that instantiates this method; and (3) an empirical validation in terms of precision and recall of DETEX. The originality of DETEX stems from the ability for engineers to specify smells at a high-level of abstraction using a consistent vocabulary and domain-specific language for automatically generating detection algorithms. Using DETEX, we specify four well-known design smells: the antipatterns Blob, Functional Decomposition, Spaghetti Code, and Swiss Army Knife, and their 15 underlying code smells, and we automatically generate the...
Naouel Moha, Yann-Gaël Guéhéneu
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Updated 22 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where TSE
Authors Naouel Moha, Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc, Laurence Duchien, Anne-Françoise Le Meur
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