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4. Design Smells

Giuliana Carullo1 
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Dublin, Ireland
 

I think that there are certain crimes which the law cannot touch, and which therefore, to some extent, justify private revenge.

—Sherlock Holmes in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton” (1904)

Not sure if Doyle was thinking about code smells as a crime, but in my opinion it might!

Code reviews are useful in finding defects in portions of code (i.e., a method or a class). However, you have to remember that the code design and architecture can smell, too. Reviewing the architecture aims at considering bigger chunks of code and interactions between components ...

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