OOReengineering Patterns

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Object-Oriented Reengineering Patterns is a book by Serge Demeyer, Stéphane Ducasse and Oscar Nierstrasz, published by Morgan Kaufmann and DPunkt. As the title says, it covers various techniques (documented as patterns) that can be applied to reengineer object-oriented systems.

The rapid growth of object-oriented development over the past twenty years has given rise to many object-oriented systems that are large, complex and hard to maintain. Object-Oriented Reengineering Patterns addresses the problem of understanding and reengineering such object-oriented legacy systems. This book collects and distills successful techniques in planning a reengineering project, reverse-engineering, problem detection, migration strategies and software redesign. The material in this book is presented as a set of "reengineering patterns" — recurring solutions that experts apply while reengineering and maintaining object-oriented systems. The principles and techniques described in this book have been observed and validated in a number of industrial projects, and reflect best practice in object-oriented reengineering.

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-- SergeDemeyer - 21 Aug 2003