Refactoring to Patterns
In 1994, Design Patterns changed the landscape of object-oriented development by introducing classic solutions to recurring design problems. In 1999, Refactoring revolutionized design by introducing an effective process for improving code. With the highly anticipated Refactoring to Patterns , Joshua Kerievsky has changed our approach to design by forever uniting patterns with the evolutionary process of refactoring.
This book introduces the theory and practice of pattern-directed refactorings: sequences of low-level refactorings that allow designers to safely move designs to, towards, or away from pattern implementations. Using code from real-world projects, Kerievsky documents the thinking and steps underlying over two dozen pattern-based design transformations. Along the way he offers insights into pattern differences and how to implement patterns in the simplest possible ways.
Refactoring to Patterns reflects three years of refinement and the insights of more than sixty software engineering thought leaders in the global patterns, refactoring, and agile development communities. Whether you’re focused on legacy or “greenfield” development, this book will make you a better software designer by helping you learn how to make important design changes safely and effectively.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - questbird - LibraryThing
Unfortunately I can't escape that I believe patterns are bullshit. As an IT professional (though perhaps an ignorant one) I have never been convinced by patterns. In my experience they are not ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jsburbidge - LibraryThing
This is a thoroughly useful book. It breaks no truly new ground but can be treated as an extended meditation (with highly practical expresdion) on the GoF patterns and Fowler's Refactoring, bringing ... Read full review