5 years ago Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Tidying Tips

In a post called The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up Code, Kent Beck outlines his philosophy on cleaning up code. The article results in a short list of easy-to-follow rules, which I'm sure he would agree are there to be broken.

  1. If it’s hard, don’t do it
  2. Start when you’re fresh and stop when you’re tired
  3. Land each session’s work immediately
  4. Two reds is a revert
  5. Practice
  6. Isolate tidying

What To Tidy is a follow-up post in which Kent goes on to describe specific patterns to look out for.

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