Extract class

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In software engineering, the Extract Class refactoring is applied when a class becomes overweight with too many methods and its purpose becomes unclear. Extract Class refactoring involves creating a new class and moving methods and/or data to the new class.

Further reading[edit]

  • Fowler, Martin (1999). Refactoring. Improving the Design of Existing Code. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-48567-2.
  • http://www.refactoring.com/catalog/extractClass.html