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  • verb computing To rewrite existing source code in order to improve its readability, reusability or structure without affecting its meaning or behaviour

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  • It is not yet clear whether scientists will attempt to package or refactor more traditional applications (which require high bandwidth, closely-coupled communications in many important domains) in ways that are well-suited for the cloud infrastructure, or whether cloud infrastructure providers will offer options that provide hardware suited for them.

    Supercomputing Takes to the Cloud

  • I isolated components for reusability where I found it useful – which is part of a long term plan to refactor a large part of the code base at work.

    March « 2010 « everything e-diotic

  • I isolated components for reusability where I found it useful – which is part of a long term plan to refactor a large part of the code base at work.

    everything e-diotic

  • I isolated components for reusability where I found it useful – which is part of a long term plan to refactor a large part of the code base at work.

    Am I the only hybrid Perl programmer? « everything e-diotic

  • I isolated components for reusability where I found it useful – which is part of a long term plan to refactor a large part of the code base at work.

    18 « March « 2010 « everything e-diotic

  • If you skip refactorings in Ruby because they are hard, your code becomes harder and harder to refactor.

    Scala over Ruby - My Debate Ends

  • I can refactor so easily in Scala with huge confidence and I can't do that in Ruby at all.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • If you skip refactorings in Ruby because they are hard, your code becomes harder and harder to refactor.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Now, they managed through hard work to refactor the SAME error into ALL of their products.

    Monday, Sept. 21 – The Bleat.

  • I can refactor so easily in Scala with huge confidence and I can't do that in Ruby at all.

    Scala over Ruby - My Debate Ends

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  • To change the internal structure of a body of source code without modifying it's external behavior.

    June 9, 2009