SANER 2017

2017 IEEE 24th International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering (SANER), February 20-24, 2017, Klagenfurt, Austria

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Binaries and Evolution
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Hindsight: Revealing the Evolution of Dependencies to Developers
George Ganea
(Politehnica University of Timișoara, Romania)
Supplementary Material
Abstract: Software systems are inherently complex and this is because of the interactions between their constituent entities. These affect refactoring efforts and therefore numerous tools that reveal dependencies between software artefacts have been proposed. However, existing tools only take into account the current version of a system, while the evolution of dependencies can hold clues that can help developers with their refactoring decisions. This paper proposes Hindsight, a tool that shows how fine grained relations of a software entity change over time. It argues how the approach can be used to facilitate refactoring decisions and presents the tool, an Eclipse open source plugin that illustrates the approach through software visualizations. The code and a quick start guide can be found at the following URL:


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