Xu, Jian (2004) On refactoring of use case models. Masters thesis, Concordia University.
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Use case models are widely used in software engineering. It is important to improve the understandability and maintainability of use case models. Refactoring is a behavior-preserving transformation. The research shows that refactoring as a concept can be broadened to apply to use case models to improve their understandability, changeability, reusability and traceability. In this thesis a use case metamodel is described for use case modeling in detail. Then some refactoring rules for the use case metamodel are defined and implemented. Based on the Drawlets framework, a prototype tool is implemented for defining the use case models and applying refactorings to the models. A case study is also presented to illustrate the practical use of these refactorings. The experience shows that the tool facilitates the refactoring process greatly.
|Divisions:||Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Computer Science and Software Engineering|
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Pagination:||vii, 106 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.|
|Degree Name:||M. Comp. Sc.|
|Thesis Supervisor(s):||Butler, Gregory|
|Deposited By:||Concordia University Libraries|
|Deposited On:||18 Aug 2011 14:08|
|Last Modified:||18 Aug 2011 14:08|
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