Bad Smells in Code

PART A DUE: 11:59PM, Friday, 31 October 2014

PART B DUE: 11:59PM, Sunday, 2 November 2014

10 points

Goal: This Discussion Assignment asks you to practice concepts related to Refactoring.

Problem Statement: Fowler describes numerous "bad smells" in code in Chapter 3 of his book on refactoring. Your job is to find bad smells in a program that implements the Cave Game, and suggest refactorings to remove the smells.


  • Develop a list of bad smells in the program. The list should identify the portion of smelly code, classify the code according to Fowler Ch. 3, and justify including this item on the list. Also, suggest appropriate refactorings for each identified code smell.
  • Discuss this with the other members of your topic forum. See if your discussion group can reach a consensus on this issue.

Part A (5 points)

Part A consists of your initial suggestions to the group
This must be more than "Me, too!" or "Sounds good!"

Be sure to clearly state the reasons or rationale behind your suggestions. If you have access to facts or other opinions that support your opinion, cite those references.

Part B (2 + 3 = 5 points)

Part B consists of responses to the initial posting (2 points) and the final group posting to the Main topic forum (3 points).
This posting should include a combined list of the smells and associated refactorings in the program. You may describe areas where you are in agreement and those where you are not.

If you include quotation or thoughts from other sources, be sure to cite them appropriately (author, title, publisher, page, etc.).
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