ScotRUG: Scottish Ruby User Group (Edinburgh)

Brian Swan is coming to talk to us about refactoring code this month. Refactoring is the process of restructuring existing code without changing its external behaviour. It’s frequently used to make it easier to alter a program when it isn’t immediately clear where you can change it. However, it can be hard to make the leap from understanding how to refactor a small class or function to understand how to refactor a larger system in a big codebase.

Brian has worked a number of companies with large codebases, including currently at FreeAgent. These Jumbo Refactors can be challenging, and are always educational, so we can look forward to some strong lessons this month.

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