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The Mikado Method: A Systematic Approach To Restructuring Software

Posted by Ola Ellnestam on  May 26, 2014

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.

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Bryan Beecham on XP Not Dead

Posted by Bryan Beecham on  Jan 18, 2014

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.

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Ola Ellnestam on The Mikado Method, Win-Win Conversations and Agile in Northern Europe

Posted by Ola Ellnestam on  Dec 23, 2013

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

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Brandon Carlson on Measurement, Professionalism and Fearing Our Customers

Posted by Brandon Carlson on  Feb 06, 2013

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 on the State of OOP, Refactoring, Code Quality

Posted by Brian Foote on  Jan 11, 2012 2

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 Huiquing Li on Refactoring in Functional Languages Like Haskell or Erlang

Posted by Simon Thompson and Huiquing Li on  Sep 16, 2011

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 Sagonas on Erlang, Types, Static Analysis and Refactoring

Posted by Kostis Sagonas on  Jul 20, 2011

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.

ThoughtWorks Studios' Cyndi Mitchell Talks Adaptive ALM, Continuous Delivery

Posted by Cyndi Mitchell on  Oct 14, 2010 3

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 on Refactoring Ruby And Code Smells

Posted by Kevin Rutherford on  Aug 25, 2010

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.

Michael Stal on Architecture Refactoring

Posted by Michael Stal on  Mar 25, 2008 5

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.

Coplien and Martin Debate TDD, CDD and Professionalism

Posted by Jim Coplien and Bob Martin on  Feb 18, 2008 13

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.

Ramnivas Laddad on AOP Design, Modelling, and Policy Enforcement

Posted by Ramnivas Laddad on  Apr 17, 2007 3

Ramnivas Laddad talks about domain aspects, how aspects fit in the design phase, how to model aspects in UML, how to enforce policies with Aspects, how he used Aspects to diagnose production problems including touch threading problems, and using aspects to simplify design pattern implementation.

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