Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code

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Addison-Wesley, 1999 - Computers - 431 pages
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As the application of object technology - particularly the Java programming language - has become commonplace, a new problem has emerged to confront the software development community. Significant numbers of poorly designed programs have been created by less experienced developers, resulting in applications that are inefficient and hard to maintain and extend. Increasingly, software system professionals are discovering just how difficult it is to work with these inherited, 'non-optimal' applications. For several years, expert-level object programmers have employed a growing collection of techniques to improve the structural integrity and performance of such existing software programs,. Referred to as 'refactoring', these practices have remained in the domain of experts because no attempt had been made to transcribe the lore into a form that all developers could use until now. In this book the author bre.

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Excellent intro to Refactoring. - Goodreads
Great Software/TDD Reference guide. - Goodreads
I am using python extensively in scientific research. - Goodreads
A reference book that sits on my desk. - Goodreads
I will continue to reference it for years to come. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Dmytro Lypai - Goodreads

Very good book, classic. Unfortunately, it feels a bit old (Java didn't have generics at that time, tooling was still in the research phase etc.), but it is still very relevant. It is quite hard to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Georgi Mirchev - Goodreads

The book has some really good advices even for experienced programmers. I really found some good ideas especially connected with if/switch statements, input params to objects and using State/Strategy patterns. Thanks! Read full review

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