Portland State University. Department of Computer Science
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computer Science
1 online resource (xx, 221 pages)
Software refactoring, Computer software, Computer programming
Tools that perform semi-automated refactoring are currently under-utilized by programmers. If more programmers adopted refactoring tools, software projects could make enormous productivity gains. However, 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. This dissertation begins to bridge this chasm by exposing usability guidelines to direct the design of the next generation of programmer-friendly refactoring tools, so that refactoring tools fit the way programmers behave, not vice-versa.
Murphy-Hill, Emerson, "Programmer Friendly Refactoring Tools" (2009). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2672.