January 18, 2011

...Learn TDD with Codemanship

Refactoring Master Class Jan 29-30 - Reminder

Just a quick reminder about the upcoming Refactoring Master Class in London on the weekend of Jan 29-30.

As far as I'm able to tell, this is the only publicly-scheduled refactoring course available anywhere in the world.

This will be the last public refactoring course I'll be running for at least another year, and there are still a few places available.

Refactoring is a very overlooked skill. People seem very keen to learn about TDD and OO design principles, but somehow don't all make the connection between these and refactoring. Which is why refactoring skills are in very short supply indeed.

Refactoring is the discipline that glues it all together. TDD will quickly become painful if you skimp on the refactoring step, and there's not much value in being able to recognise OO design problems if you're not well-equipped to refactor the code back into shape.

I highly recommend developing your "refactoring muscles", and the master class will give you a valuable head-start on that road.

Posted 7 years, 3 months ago on January 18, 2011