Organize for success
Structure101 is an agile architecture development environment (ADE) that lets the software development team organize a codebase.
Building its model direct from the code, Structure101 empowers architects to work with the team to maintain architecture rules, diagrams and action lists that organize a codebase into a modular hierarchy with low and controlled coupling.
Organize your codebase
Although the value of modularity is universally understood, most codebases lack modularity above the class. This leaves development teams drowning in a sea of classes and poorly understood dependencies.
This is a huge driver of cost - it makes it difficult or impossible to know the impact of changes, what to test, where to add code.
To extend modularity you first visualize, then organize. Once visualized the need for organization is obvious. Give it a try!
Our multi-award winning products not only highlight structural issues but recommend solutions.
Much of the up-front work is done through modeling, which minimizes the amount of code refactoring, risk and effort. The process of editing the model involves 2 types of changes: implementation level changes ("refactoring") and grouping of classes according to the naturally occurring dependencies in the code ("organizing").
With the desired model in place all future changes to the code can be cross-checked against the model, verifying the code’s conformity to the defined architecture.
Changes to the model can be passed through to the development team for implementation in a manner that fits your release schedule, allowing for a gradual alignment of the physical structure to the model and without need for major upfront code surgery.
Lower costs and improve productivity
“I must say the developers love the new layering. My day-to-day job is much simpler because violations are becoming rare as time goes by.”Frédérick Beaupré, Lead C++ Architect, Innovmetric
More than just refactoring
There is overlap between refactoring and organizing but the concepts are different in important ways.
|Code:||Changes to improve non-functional attributes||Moving chunks of code around to improve modularity|
|Behavior:||Doesn't change||Doesn't change|
|Driven by:||Subjectivity||Objectivity and empirical data|
|Result:||Code is readable||Codebase is understandable|
|Scope:||Small worlds of a few classes at a time; what you see in the IDE||Whole codebase; what you see in the ADE|
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