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David Donovan
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Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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If someone could answer this for me , it would be great.
If you have added a method during refactoring , which 2 artifacts need to be updated ??
I believe a class diagram is one , what would be the other ? Interaction diagram ? Use Case possibly ?
Jes Sie
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Joined: Jul 24, 2001
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Originally posted by kosaic donovan:
If someone could answer this for me , it would be great.
If you have added a method during refactoring , which 2 artifacts need to be updated ??
I believe a class diagram is one , what would be the other ? Interaction diagram ? Use Case possibly ?

Should be both, but if I were to choose only one, then it would be Interaction Diagram as opposed to Use Case. Why? Because Refactoring occurs mostly at the specification phases. Interaction diagram makes a lot more sense than during that phase as opposed to raw use case.

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Qudsia Jaffery
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Joined: Jun 20, 2001
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I agree, refactoring shold not effect the basic functionality of the product, it will only affect how you are achieving that functionality, hence your Use Case sholud not be affected, only your Interaction diagram


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