Refactoring with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

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  • Improve code readability by applying effective concepts and techniques
  • Spot discrepancies in code with code smells
  • Catch and eliminate dead code and learn several such smart methods
  • Make changes to your code without introducing adverse side-effects with code maintainability
  • Learn smart ways to improve code navigability
  • Improve your design by applying design principles and methodologies
  • Enhance the maintainability of your code base by refactoring it to be more cohesive and less coupled
  • Obtain an optimal level of flexibility by refactoring your code to a loosely-coupled design
  • Minimize the side effects and support changes to your code by refactoring to a layered architecture
  • Support your evolving code base by refactoring architectural behavior
  • Back up the refactoring effort by ensuring quality with Unit Testing

Changes to design are an everyday task for many people involved in a software project. Refactoring recognizes this reality and systematizes the distinct process of modifying design and structure without affecting the external behavior of the system. As you consider the benefits of refactoring, you will need this complete guide to steer you through the process of refactoring your code for optimum results.

This book will show you how to make your code base more maintainable by detailing various refactorings. Visual Studio includes some basic refactorings that can be used independently or in conjunction to make complex refactorings easier and more approachable. This book will discuss large-scale code management, which typically calls for refactoring. To do this, we will use enterprise editions of Visual Studio, which incorporate features like Application Performance Explorer and Visual Studio Analyzer. These features make it simple to handle code and prove helpful for refactoring quickly.

This book introduces you to improving a software system's design through refactoring. It begins with simple refactoring and works its way through complex refactoring. You will learn how to change the design of your software system and how to prioritize refactorings—including how to use various Visual Studio features to focus and prioritize design changes. The book also covers how to ensure quality in the light of seemingly drastic changes to a software system. You will also be able to apply standard established principles and patterns as part of the refactoring effort with the help of this book. You will be able to support your evolving code base by refactoring architectural behavior. As an end result, you will have an adaptable system with improved code readability, maintainability, and navigability.

  • Make your code base maintainable with refactoring
  • Support new features more easily by making your system adaptable
  • Enhance your system with an improved object-oriented design and increased encapsulation and componentization
  • Concepts are presented in a comfortable one-on-one, pair-programming style
  • A practical approach that's packed with examples to enrich understanding
Page Count 372
Course Length 11 hours 9 minutes
ISBN 9781849680103
Date Of Publication 25 Jul 2010


Peter Ritchie

Peter Ritchie is a software development consultant. Peter is president of Peter Ritchie Inc. Software Consulting Co., a software consulting company in Canada's National Capital Region specializing in Windows-based software development management, process, and implementation consulting. Peter has worked with such clients as Mitel, Nortel, Passport Canada, and Innvapost from mentoring to architecture to implementation. Peter has considerable experience building software development teams and working with startups towards agile software development. Peter's range of experience ranges from designing and implementing simple standalone applications to architecting distributed n-tier applications spanning dozens of computers; from C++ to C#. Peter is active in the software development community attending and speaking at various events as well as authoring various works including Refactoring with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.