“Designite: A Customizable Tool for Smell Mining in C# Repositories” – SATToSE 2017

“Designite: A Customizable Tool for Smell Mining in C# Repositories” to appear in SATToSE (Seminar Series on Advanced Techniques and Tools for Software Evolution).


Code smells indicate the presence of quality issues in a software system. For a thorough large scale smell mining study, researchers require tools that not only allow them to detect a wide range of smells in a large number of repositories automatically but also offer mechanisms to customize the analysis. In this paper, we present a tool Designite that detects 19 design and 11 implementation smells for source code written in C# programming language. Designite provides a command line tool, in addition to an interactive user interface, to support automation required for a large scale mining study. Furthermore, the tool allows customization of quality analysis parameters, such as metric thresholds, to serve a wider range of users.


Tushar Sharma


The preprint of the paper can be accessed here.

Author: Tushar

Tushar Sharma is a software engineering researcher, developer, and author. He is currently a Research Scientist at Siemens Corporate Technology, Charlotte, USA. The topics related to software design and architecture, refactoring, software quality (specifically code and design quality), and technical debt define his career interests. He earned PhD from Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece with specialization in software engineering in May 2019. Earlier, he obtained an MS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai, India. His professional experience includes working with Siemens Research and Technology Center, Bangalore, India for more than seven years (2008-2015). He co-authored the book Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and two Oracle Java certification books. He has founded and developed Designite which is a software design quality assessment tool used by many practitioners and researchers worldwide. He is an IEEE Senior Member.