Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Refactoring Tools
Computer software -- Development, Software refactoring
Tools that perform refactoring are currently under-utilized by programmers. As more advanced refactoring tools are designed, a great chasm widens between how the tools must be used and how programmers want to use them. In this position paper, we characterize the dominant process of refactoring, demonstrate that many research tools do not support this process, and initiate a call to action for designers of future refactoring tools.
Black, Andrew P. and Murphy-Hill, Emerson, "Why Don’t People Use Refactoring Tools?" (2007). Computer Science Faculty Publications and Presentations. 115.