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Make It Great: Refactoring That’s Smart and Satisfying

Posted by Ann Robson  on  Jul 17, 2014

Ann Robson discusses how to develop standards, approach refactoring in a safe and practical way, and track the evolution of a code with tools and metrics.

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Building a Language for Spreadsheet Refactoring

Posted by Felienne Hermans  on  Mar 20, 2014 2

Felienne Hermans introduces BumbleBee, a refactoring and metaprogramming spreadsheets tool based on a DSL that can perform transformations against spreadsheet formulas.

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Refactoring Functional Programs: Past and Future

Posted by Simon Thompson  on  Feb 09, 2014

Simon Thompson shows the particularities of functional programming refactoring through examples in Haskell and Erlang, and discusses what lays ahead for FP refactoring in the next 10 years.

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Keynote: 8 Lines of Code 

Posted by Greg Young  on  Jun 11, 2013 7

Greg Young discusses eight lines of very common code finding in them massive numbers of dependencies and difficulties, looking for ways to get rid of them.

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Testing and Refactoring Legacy Code

Posted by Sandro Mancuso  on  May 02, 2013

Sandro Mancuso runs a hands-on demo adding tests to a Java legacy code then refactoring it.

A DSL for Scripting Refactoring in Erlang

Posted by Simon Thompson  on  Sep 04, 2012

Simon Thompson introduces Wrangler, a refactoring tool written in Erlang for Erlang code and embeddable in common IDEs, such as Emacs and Eclipse.

Stop Refactoring!

Posted by Nat Pryce  on  Jul 09, 2012 7

Nat Pryce considers that we cannot write the perfect code because it is never fully prepared for the coming change, so he suggests embracing impermanence & continual imperfection.

Nothing Is Permanent Except Change - How Software Architects Can Embrace Change

Posted by Michael Stal  on  May 23, 2012

Michael Stal discusses system architecture quality, how to avoid architectural erosion, how to deal with refactoring, and design principles for architecture evolution.

A Scalable, Peer-led Model for Building Good Habits in Large & Diverse Development Teams

Posted by Jason Gorman  on  Oct 05, 2010 2

Jason Gorman presents how developers can learn TDD to the point of transforming the knowledge acquired into habits by exercising a number of practices over a period of 4-6 months followed by evaluation done by fellow co-workers.

Living and Working with Aging Software

Posted by Ralph Johnson  on  Sep 01, 2010 1

Ralph Johnson discusses principles, practices and tools relating to software development starting not from scratch but from already existing code which needs refactoring, maintenance, and sometimes architectural change.

The Limited Red Society

Posted by Joshua Kerievsky  on  Jun 03, 2010 4

Joshua Kerievsky discusses the need to reduce “red” periods of time while developing software. One is in the red when he spends too much time designing, or having compilation errors or the tests do not pass. Kerievsky demonstrates a method (Parallel Change) of reducing the red while refactoring code, and discusses another approach called Narrowed Change, and answers refactoring related questions.

Pimp My Architecture

Posted by Dan North  on  Nov 12, 2009 8

Dan North discusses an example of rearchitecting an application without rewriting it from scratch, and explains general strategies for a holistic rearchitecture such as changing the team culture, removing obsolete technologies, allowing mistakes to be made (and learned from), transitional architectures, introducing bounded contexts, refactoring and emergent simplicity, and rotating through roles.

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