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Living and Working with Aging Software

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Ralph Johnson is one of the four authors of the Design Patterns book. He is currently involved with the CS Department at the University of Illinois and the leader of UIUC Patterns/Software Architecture Group. He is mostly interested in OOP, especially frameworks, patterns, business objects, and Smalltalk, and researches refactoring, being involved in creating the Smalltalk Refactoring Browser.

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Sep 01, 2010

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  • Maintenance / Refactoring

    by Melle Koning /

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    Interesting observation that it will not be long till "Software engineers will be working on software that is older then they are themselves." Which simply means maintenance work and refactoring become one and the same thing.

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