Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.

Lecture Notes in Informatics


10th Workshop Software Reengineering (WSR 2008) 5-7 May 2008, Bad Honnef P-126, 5-6 (2008).

Gesellschaft für Informatik, Bonn
2008


Editors

Rainer Gimnich (ed.), Uwe Kaiser (ed.), Jochen Quante (ed.), Andreas Winter (ed.)


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Contents

Software archeology and the handbook of software architecture

Grady Booch

Abstract


Software is invisible to most of the world. Although individuals, organizations, and nations rely on a multitude of software-intensive systems every day, most software lives in the interstitial spaces of society, hidden from view except insofar as it does something tangible or useful. Furthermore, most interesting software is continuously evolving: it is never turned off, but rather is adapted, integrated, extended, and reused. As such, while greenfield software development persists, most software development is brownfield, requiring teams to conduct archeological digs in order to understand, reason about, and transmogrify those systems.


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