OOPSLA 2002



Tracks
Technical Program
Tutorials
Workshops
DesignFest
Educators' Symposium
Doctoral Symposium
Demonstrations
Posters
Student Research
Competition

Student Volunteers
Special Events
Exhibits
Housing Information
Registration Information
Transportation

Wednesday, 6 November – 13:30-15:00 – Exhibit Hall 4B

Session B

Panel: The Emperor's New Design

Moderator: Donald B. Roberts
The Refactory, Inc., droberts@refactory.com
William Opdyke
North Central College, opdyke@noctrl.edu
Martin Fowler
Thoughtworks, Inc., fowler@acm.org
Joseph W. Yoder
The Refactory, Inc., joeyoder@joeyoder.com

Should design be done up front or as the code is written? Refactoring has become a hot topic in recent years, primarily because of its association with Extreme Programming (XP). However, its roots lie in framework design and reuse. This panel will look at refactoring over the years and address the social and technical issues associated with its introduction into an organization. They will discuss the designs that refactoring produces and whether or not they can succeed on large projects. This panel brings experts from the field of refactoring together with methodologists to debate this hot topic.

Attendee background
A familiarity with, or interest in, object-oriented refactoring and evolutionary design.

Format
Standard Panel