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TitleStudying Software Evolution Information By Visualizing the Change History
Author(s)Filip Van Rysselberghe and Serge Demeyer
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AbstractBefore re-engineering a large and complex software system, it is wise to study its change history in order to identify the most valuable and problematic parts. Unfortunately, typical change histories contain thousands of entries, therefore the challenge is to discover those changes which are relevant for both the current and future situations of our product and process. In this paper, we demonstrate how a simple visualization allows us to recognize relevant changes. Applying the technique on the change history of Tomcat, we have been able to identify (a) unstable components, (b) coherent entities, (c) design and architectural evolution
	author = {Filip Van Rysselberghe and Serge Demeyer},
	title = {Studying Software Evolution Information By Visualizing the Change  
	booktitle = {Proceedings of the International Conference on Software  
	year = {2004},
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