February 28 - March 1, 2013
Montreal, Canada

Therapeutic Refactoring

This talk begins with a patch of inpenetrable, undocumented, and untested code, and explores in detail the process of locking down behavior using characterization tests. A dramatic transformation of the code is achieved through the sequential application of numerous tiny refactorings. No stress. No hacking. No rewrite necessary.

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Katrina Owen


Katrina ran away from the circus and found her true home in the land of computers and code. She enjoys optimizing and automating, taking busywork away from smart people and putting it into code where it belongs. She is the problem solver you want on your side. She is driven by an inexplicable urge to refactor, and has for the past 6 years volunteered as a nitpicker at the javaranch.com Cattle Drive. She appreciates a good steak, and admits to enjoying a nice stick fight.

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