Unnecessary Abstraction

This smell occurs when an abstraction that is actually not needed (and thus could have been avoided) gets introduced in a software design.

Related smells: Lazy Class Poltergeist


The following set of tools detects this smell: Designite(for C#) DesigniteJava(for Java)


G. Suryanarayana, G. Samarthyam, T. Sharma, “Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt”. Morgan Kaufmann, 2014.

Design Smells


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