Mike Long explains how to build software for the long term, software maintenance, how some software survives. Also a thought experiment - how would you build software that lasts for 10,000 years?
Ola Ellnestam discusses the Mikado Method, a systematic approach to restructuring software. While complementary to, but different than refactoring or developing 'clean code' this method looks at producing a dependency graph to guide developers through the most successful path when introducing change into an existing system.
Bryan Beecham (aka Billy Garnet) reminds us that "XP not dead!" and shares his approach to teaching TDD and refactoring with Lego and applying XP and craftsmanship in teams as well as the human body.
Ola Ellnestam talks about the Mikado Method for large scale refactoring of legacy systems, his talk at the Agile 2013 conference on Win-Win Conversations and the Agile community in Northern Europe
Brandon Carlson discusses his Agile journey, measurement and some code metrics tools he is working on. He also shares his views on professionalism and the importance of not fearing your customers.
Brian Foote looks back at the promises of OOP and discusses which, if any, of them became reality. Also: a look at NoSQL, refactoring and code quality, testing and static typing and more.
Simon Thompson and Huiqing Li explain refactoring with functional languages and Wrangler (Erlang) and HaRe (Haskell). Also: how Wrangler's ad-hoc mode allows everyone to write custom refactorings.
Kostis Sagons talks about how type checking can help with a dynamic language like Erlang and how static analysis tools like Dialyzer or automated refactoring tools like Tidier help keep code clean.
In this interview, Cyndi Mitchell talks about ThoughtWorks’ concept of “Continuous Delivery,” which focuses on the last mile of software delivery. Mitchell also discusses the “adaptive” in ThoughtWorks Studios’ Adaptive ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) strategy, in which Agile solutions must be adaptive to users’ needs. And Mitchell describes ThoughtWorks Studios tools: Mingle, Go and Twist.
Kevin Rutherford talks about the challenges of refactoring Ruby code, and his open source tool 'reek' which automates the discovery of certain code smells in Ruby code.
In this interview from OOPSLA 2007, Michael Stal talks about architecture refactoring. He describes what architecture refactoring is, its relationship to code refactoring and patterns, and he gives real world examples of how architecture refactorings have been done and when not to do it.
Debate sprang up at JAOO '07 around Bob Martin's assertion that "nowadays it is irresponsible for a developer to ship a line of code he has not executed in a unit test." In this InfoQ video, he debated with Jim Coplien on this and other topics, including Design by Contract vs. TDD and how much up-front architecture is needed to keep a system consistent with the business domain model.