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  • v. Present participle of refactor.
  • n. An act or process in which code is refactored.


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  • I think some social refactoring is long overdue; I think that programs like the one Jane Margolis and Allan Fisher led at Carnegie-Mellon, and described in their book Unlocking the Clubhouse, matter a lot more than copyright reform or the fight against software patents.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • This refactoring is motivated by students’ desire to quickly change the game’s parameters so that they each have a slightly different version of the game (guess a number between 1 and 10,000,000 isn’t uncommon!).

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  • Over the years I've become very good at refactoring; I've actually been called a refactoring machine.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Rename refactoring now provides name completion, and some of the other refactorings were thoroughly refactored themselves, to make them perform faster.

    ASP.NET Weblogs

  • Finalizing features that not fully implemented such as Move and Rename refactoring

    MSDN Blogs

  • Improved rename refactoring, type inference, and navigation

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  • Smart Indent, Outdent, and Pair matching, additional to syntactic and semantic highlighting, code folding, instant rename refactoring, mark occurrences

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  • Many other miscellaneous improvements, such as a better background compiler ( "Live Squiggles"), XML doc rename refactoring, etc..

    MSDN Blogs

  • The results showed that (1) DSM models can precisely capture key characteristics of software architecture by revealing independent modules, design rules, and the parts of a system that are not well modularized; (2) design rule theory can formally explain why some software systems are more adaptable, and how a modularization activity, such as refactoring, conveys strategic advantages to a company.

    A Theory of Modularity

  • Each transformation (called a 'refactoring') does little, but a sequence of transformations can produce a significant restructuring.

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