Refactoring’s Three Critical Skills – James Grenning – Agile on the Beach Conference 2017

In this session from Agile On The Beach 2017 entitled ‘Refactoring’s Three Critical Skills’, James Grenning looks at refactoring in a TDD cycle and the three essential skills to keeping code young.

To keep code young and flexible for a long useful life, design has to be reconsidered and revised with each new behavior added. Consequently, refactoring is a step in the TDD cycle. Even with that emphasis, code can deteriorate into the incomprehensible. Just saying refactor, does not cause it to happen. It takes skill to identify code and design problems; it takes skill to envision improvements; and it takes skill to transform code while keeping it working the whole time.

James Grenning United States Founder Renaissance Software Consulting (dba Wingman Software)

James Grenning, founder of Wingman Software, trains, coaches and consults worldwide. With more than thirty years of software development experience, both technical and managerial, James brings a wealth of knowledge, skill, and creativity to software development teams and their management. As his professional roots are in embedded software, he is leading the way to introduce Agile development practices to that challenging world.

In 2011 James authored and published Test-Driven Development for Embedded C. This book is helping embedded C and C++ programmers around the world to improve their software, product quality and work-life.

Agile on the Beach is a leading annual conference in Falmouth, Cornwall UK. Since 2011 Agile on the Beach has been a two day agile conference, set on the Cornish coast with a beach party in between. The conference explores agile software, products, teams, business and practices. With 400 attending, the conference hosts 50 seminars and workshops to provide the ultimate agile learning experience, along with ample opportunities for networking at its 3 evening events.

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