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Let's Reconsider That
A Weblog by Michael Feathers
Michael Feathers is a programmer and a consultant because he wants to make it better.
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August 8, 2006, 11 comments
A simple tool which makes refactoring safer.
August 3, 2006, 1 comment
In this blog, I describe 'sensing variables', and how you can use them to make large method refactoring easier. I also discuss the potential for tools which could achieve the same effects in a nicer way.
July 14, 2006, 67 comments
Tempted to code defensively? Maybe it's because you're dealing with offensive code.
June 25, 2006, 3 comments
XP2006 is over. Here's the first in a series of writeups about what happened.
June 23, 2006, 5 comments
The other day, I wrote a little testing tool for Java. It’s a simple little thing, just a set of classes that you can use with JUnit to make refactoring a little easier. When I was done, I looked at it and I realized that I’d made a bit of a mistake. I wrote the tool using Java 5.
May 21, 2006, 23 comments
Many people imply that 'final' in Java aids security. I don't think I buy that.
April 13, 2006, 73 comments
Why don't we treat it like a set of tests?
April 11, 2006, 74 comments
If it is, maybe there's something we can do to decouple static types and the languages which use them.
March 27, 2006, 1 comment
A blog where Michael recounts a number of things that have happened to him this month that are likely of interest to no one but himself, and then finishes with something significant to show late respect for people who've read through the first part after being warned.
January 24, 2006, 7 comments
It's been ages since Ive visited a team that didnt use some form of third-party software, something more than their platform. Often this software is integral to their work. Why dont they treat that way?
November 24, 2005, 4 comments
Okay, so Turkey Day is tomorrow. It's time for a frivolous, non-software related blog. Or not. I could tie software in at the last moment to keep things on topic. I usually do. We'll see how it goes.
November 21, 2005, 16 comments
Isn't it wonderful to complain about something minor? Something so nit picky<Ctrl-S> that most people wouldn't care about it? Well, here's something in that vein.<Ctrl-S>