Posts Tagged ‘Preview Hint’

Refactorings preview hinting

September 24th, 2010 5 comments

Almost all refactorings have a preview hint which allows you to see the resulting code before a particular refactoring is performed. This is very useful, because it is a great help to understand what will happen in the code once an action is taken. Moving among available refactorings in the Refactor! popup menu or a SmartTag popup menu will be reflected in the preview for each one. Here are previews of some possible refactorings you can perform using the Refactor! popup menu:

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What is refactoring? Benefits of a code refactoring

September 7th, 2010 Comments off

Refactoring is a disciplined technique for restructuring an existing body of code, altering its internal structure without changing its external behavior. Its heart is a series of small behavior preserving transformations. Each transformation (called a ‘refactoring’) does little, but a sequence of transformations can produce a significant restructuring. Since each refactoring is small, it’s less likely to go wrong. The system is also kept fully working after each small refactoring, reducing the chances that a system can get seriously broken during the restructuring.”

Martin Fowler,

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