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Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code

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Fowler, M.; Beck, K.; Brant J.; Opdyke W.; Roberts D. (2012) Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code. Addison-Wesley Professional. isbn: 978-0133065268.

The authors provide invaluable insights into achieving well-structured code safely, even in the context of modern Integrated Development Environments (IDEs). While the book’s examples use Java, the underlying concepts are language-agnostic. Whether you work with a programming language or a scripting language, the principles and techniques discussed here are universally applicable.

For those with an particularly strong aversion to Java, a recent edition of the book showcases the same techniques using TypeScript. Whichever edition you choose, “Refactoring” offers timeless wisdom for enhancing your code quality.

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