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Q&A on Test Driven Development and Code Smells with James Grenning

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 19, 2015

James Grenning talks about why people are not doing technical practices sufficiently or well enough, TDD and unit tests, and on becoming better in discovering "bad code”.

Natural Course of Refactoring – a Refactoring Workflow

Posted by Mariusz Sieraczkiewicz on  Nov 30, 2014

This article provides ideas about how to approach refactoring based on the complexity and stability of the codebase (Feather's Quadrant) and proposes a refactoring process workflow 5

The Life and Times of TDD

Posted by Scott Ambler on  Sep 04, 2014

Scott Ambler discusses a recent mini-survey designed to find out how TDD is being used in practice. He examines the state of practice and what techniques and tools are being used with TDD.

Refactoring Legacy Applications: A Case Study

Posted by Chen Ping on  Feb 27, 2013

To refactor legacy code, the ideal is to have a suite of unit tests to prevent regressions. However it's not always that easy. This article describes a methodology to safely refactor legacy code. 7

JetBrains Developer Tools

Posted by Michael Hunger on  Nov 25, 2010

JetBrains is one of the few companies that thrives selling developer tools. In this interview you get some insight in their strategies, current and new products and future plans. 5

Technical Debt a Perspective for Managers

Posted by Mark Levison on  Sep 27, 2010

Developers often talk about Technical Debt saying its slowing your projects down. What are they really saying? What measures can you take to reduce it before it cripples your projects? 4

Skills for Scrum Agile Teams

Posted by Prasad Prabhakaran on  Jul 26, 2010

The skills needed to be hyper-productive in an agile project differ from those required by a traditional one. This article identifies behavioral and technical skills required to give a team that edge. 16

Debunking Common Refactoring Misconceptions

Posted by Danijel Arsenovski on  Jul 16, 2008

Danijel Arsenovski attempts to dispel some of the myths around refactoring and how it applies to .NET developers. 10

Talking .NET Code Analysis with Patrick Smacchia

Posted by Robert Bazinet on  Jan 07, 2008

Patrick Smacchia is a Visual C# MVP with over 15 years of software development experience. He is the lead developer of NDepend.

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