Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code

ISBN-13: 9780201485677

ISBN-10: 0201485672

Author: Martin Fowler, Kent Beck, John Brant, William Opdyke, Don Roberts

Edition: 1

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Addison-Wesley Professional
Hardcover 431 pages
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Acknowledged author Martin Fowler wrote Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code comprising 431 pages back in 1999. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0201485672 and 9780201485677. Since then Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $0.46 or rent at the marketplace.


As the application of object technology--particularly the Java programming language--has become commonplace, a new problem has emerged to confront the software development community. Significant numbers of poorly designed programs have been created by less-experienced developers, resulting in applications that are inefficient and hard to maintain and extend. Increasingly, software system professionals are discovering just how difficult it is to work with these inherited, non-optimal applications. For several years, expert-level object programmers have employed a growing collection of techniques to improve the structural integrity and performance of such existing software programs. Referred to as refactoring, these practices have remained in the domain of experts because no attempt has been made to transcribe the lore into a form that all developers could use. . .until now. In Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Software, renowned object technology mentor Martin Fowler breaks new ground, demystifying these master practices and demonstrating how software practitioners can realize the significant benefits of this new process. With proper training a skilled system designe