Insertion Spaces

Michael Krisper, Johannes Iber, Tobias Rauter, Christian Josef Kreiner

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INSERTION SPACES is the idea of purposefully leaving out empty space between objects to anticipate changes and insertions.
These empty spaces can be used to insert further objects or rearrange existing objects. This idea is applicable in many contexts,
but in this paper the context of software development and database development is addressed. Especially the calculation of
order-values to change the sequence of objects is discussed. This paper primarily targets software engineers but INSERTION
SPACES can be useful for everyone having to deal with arrangements of objects and wanting to have flexibility in their solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherAssociation of Computing Machinery
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-4848-5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event22nd European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs: EuroPLoP 2017 - Kloster Irsee, Irsee, Germany
Duration: 12 Jul 201716 Jul 2017
Conference number: 22


Conference22nd European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs
Abbreviated titleEuroPLoP 2017
OtherHillside Europe e.V.
Internet address


  • design patterns
  • type safety
  • quantities
  • unit system
  • si units
  • simulations
  • calculations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

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