Thursday, February 15, 2007

time for a refactorer job title

from Jeff Atwood post code smaller
It's up to us to resist the natural tendency of any project to snowball into a giant rolling Katamari ball of code. Code smaller!
for the last 4-6 months I have eliminated about 3-5 times more code than I have written (maybe more than that!?), specially using generics, as everything else in life (hopefully) you get better at it the more you do it.

but I have seen this problem over and over again in many different teams, and the sad part is that the problem is not specific to new developers, experienced developers keep doing it the same way

It seems is time for a new job title whose primary responsibility is to refactor code, and the members of the team should learn from him and start to follow

of course the actual job title would have to be much cooler than "Refactorer"

1 comment:

Mr. Fox said...

I agree, but a new name is definitely in order...

How about... The "Code Nazi"...? Or the "Superfluous Code Reducer"...? The possibilities are endless... muahaha