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Book Review: Refactoring by Martin Fowler

Posted by jaystile on November 19, 2008

Originally Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2007

I finished reading Martin Fowler’s “Refactoring”. This is a book regarding object oriented software development. I thought it was pretty good. I don’t think I learned that much from it since I’ve been developing software for a very long time now. It would be good for a newbie or average developer. This is definitely a reference book. I think I like “Head First: Design Patterns” better. That book invovles refactoring to design patterns, not just simply refactoring bad smelling code. Just so you know, “Code Smells” are a chapter in the book , not some strange euphemism I made up. “Refactoring” is one of the standard books to appear on most developers desks, they should try reading it sometime.

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