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InfoQ Homepage Refactoring Content on InfoQ

  • Relation of Agility and Modularity

    This post describes the relation of Agility and Modularity. Why modularity is important and how can we use it is described in OSGi white paper.

  • Using Complexity Measurements to Improve Software Quality

    Complexity is a direct indicator of software quality and costs: if the complexity for any code is high, the quality of that code will be lower and it will cost more to manage it. Complexity measurements can be used to estimate development and test activities and to decide where refactoring is needed to improve quality and prevent problems.

  • JetBrains CLion, a C/C++ IDE, and ReSharper for C++

    JetBrains has released CLion EAP, a new IntelliJ-based IDE for C and C++. The IDE comes with Code Completion, Code Generation (for constructors, getters/setters or methods), Intention Actions, Quick Fixes, Refactoring, Project Search and Code Navigation. They also want to bring ReSharper to Visual Studio C++.

  • Balancing Quality and Velocity in Agile

    Agile software development teams have to assure that the products that they develop have sufficient quality. Management often also expect that they increase their velocity to be able to deliver more functionality faster to their customer. Several authors explored the relationship between quality and velocity and suggested ways to improve both quality and velocity.

  • Moving from a Monolith to Microservices at SoundCloud

    Moving SoundCloud into a microservices architecture has been essential in enabling our teams to develop production-ready features with much shorter feedback cycles, Phil Calçado writes in a three-part series sharing their experiences moving away from a monolithic system.

  • Managing your Software Debt

    Software debt exists in different ways. Technical debt is widely known, some other forms are competence debt and quality debt. Software debt can cause product maintenance costs to increase and can depress developers. Several solutions exist to manage software debt.

  • Martin Fowler Presented Workflows of Refactoring

    Martin Fowler published an article on his website describing the different workflows that could be used when refactoring and explaining the reasons for combining them.

  • How can Agile make you Faster?

    Delivering faster is one of the reasons that enterprises mention why want to use agile for software development. How can agile be used to become faster?

  • What’s new with Roslyn, Microsoft’s Compiler APIs

    Roslyn is a set of libraries for handling compilation, scripting, workspaces, and IDE services. It is an extensible model with VB and C# being the first two target languages. While still far from completion, Roslyn is targeting VB 12/C# 6, this release marks a major milestone for the project.

  • Ruby IDE Roundup: JetBrains Releases Rubymine 4.0, Ruby for NetBeans 7.1 in the Works

    JetBrains released version 4 of their Ruby IDE RubyMine. This release focuses on better performance, and contains incremental improvements and polishing in many areas. For NetBeans 7.1, a preview release of the community Ruby support is now available.

  • Mikado Method For Refactoring Legacy Software

    Daniel Brolund presented the Mikado method in a talk-cum-workshop here in Agile India 2012. This proposes a simple method for agile teams faced with poor legacy code, which needs to be refactored in pieces as and when new goals arrive.

  • Preview of Visual Studio 11: Agile Support, Group Collaboration, and Clone Detection

    VS11 will provide new tools that expedite unit testing, refactoring, and easier communication across the entire development team. These new components are intended to benefit everyone from developers, and testers to those deploying and maintaining the resulting application.

  • Jolt Award 2011 for Design, Planning, and Architecture Tools

    On October 26th, The Jolt Judges announced the awards for 2011 in the category “Design, Planning, and Architecture Tools”. In detail, the Jolt hall of fame now includes the products Paradigm for UML, Restructure 101, and Requirements Center 2010.

  • Building Visual Studio Extensions with Roslyn

    Yesterday we talked about the Roslyn Compiler and Workspace APIs. Today we take a look at the Roslyn Service APIs and how they can be used to extend Visual Studio. The extensions we will look at today are Code Issue, Quick Fix, Code Refactoring, Completion Provider, and Outliner.

  • Microsoft Unveils its Compiler as a Service

    Early reports suggested that the Rosyln project would just be a better runtime-accessible compiler and REPL-style interpreter, but it turns out that it is much more ambitious. By opening up the entire compiler pipeline Microsoft hopes that developers will create a wide variety of tools at many levels.

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