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Code refactoring looks like this

ujjwal soni
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Tim Cooke
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I don't get it


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Joe Ess
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Tim Cooke wrote:I don't get it


You dip your toe in, fool a around a little, then you're trapped. That's exactly what refactoring looks like to me, but it may be because we're in the middle of rewriting our flagship application and things are, um, a bit more interesting than anyone planned for...


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Joe Ess wrote:
You dip your toe in, fool a around a little, then you're trapped. That's exactly what refactoring looks like to me, but it may be because we're in the middle of rewriting our flagship application and things are, um, a bit more interesting than anyone planned for...



IMO, refactoring is always about small changes -- and those changes don't change any functionality. So, "rewriting a flagship application" isn't refactoring...

So, back to the youtube video... I dip my toe in, fool around a little, then I'm trapped .... and .... I roll everything back via CVS (no panic here).

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Tim Cooke
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That certainly doesn't sound like refactoring to me. But I get the joke.

Perhaps the tagline should be "Major rewrite from scratch". That would be much more terrifying.
 
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