Building an expert system to assist system refactorization

Authors
Vidal, Santiago Agustín; Marcos, Claudia Andrea
Publication Year
2012
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
The separation of concerns is an important issue in the building of maintenable systems. Aspect oriented programming (AOP) is a software paradigm that allows the encapsulation of those concerns that crosscut a system and can not be modularized using current paradigms such as object-oriented programming. In this way, AOP increases the software modularization and reduces the impact when changes are made in the system. In order to take advantage of the benefits of AOP, the legacy OO systems should be migrated. To migrate object-oriented systems to aspect-oriented ones, specific refactorings for aspects should be used. This is a complex and tedious task for the developer because he/she needs to know how the refactorings should be applied and under what context. Therefore, it is desirable to have tools that help him/her through the process. In this article, we present an expert software agent, named RefactoringRecommender, that assists the developer during a refactorization of a system. The agent uses a Markovian algorithm with the goal of predicting the needed restructurings. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Fil: Vidal, Santiago Agustín. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Tandil. Instituto Superior de Ingeniería del Software. Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Instituto Superior de Ingeniería del Software; Argentina
Fil: Marcos, Claudia Andrea. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Tandil. Instituto Superior de Ingeniería del Software. Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Instituto Superior de Ingeniería del Software; Argentina. Provincia de Buenos Aires. Gobernación. Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas; Argentina
Subject
ASPECT REFACTORING
ASPECT-ORIENTED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
EXPERT SYSTEMS
INTERFACE AGENTS
Ciencias de la Computación
Ciencias de la Computación e Información
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/64856