Refactoring for Design Smells - With Examples from OpenJDK

Refactoring has received considerable attention in the last decade given the important role it plays in Agile methods. With Martin Fowler popularizing ‘code smells’ in his classic book on Refactoring, most programmers know about smells. However, refactoring design smells and architecture smells is also equally important for creating high quality software. This presentation introduces important design smells and the refactoring strategies for addressing them. The talk includes interesting examples of design smells found in OpenJDK 7.0 (Open source Java Development Kit) code base.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Tutorial

Introduction: 10 minutes

Refactoring abstraction smells: 15 minutes 

Refactoring encapsulation smells: 15 minutes 

Refactoring modularization smells: 15 minutes 

Refactoring hierarchy smells: 15 minutes 

Key take-aways and wrap-up - 10 minutes 

Q & A - 10 minutes 

 

Learning Outcome

For developers, leads, and architects: get practical insights on refactoring design smells in real-world software

For managers: get an understanding of how smells relate to technical debt, and why refactoring these smells is important ensure that your software project “doesn’t go bankrupt” with technical debt.

 

Target Audience

Developers, leads, architects, managers

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