Session: Therapeutic Refactoring

Thursday 13.00 - 13.50
Room: Grinding the Crack

Enter deadline center stage, exit best practices, quietly, rear stage left.

The results are rarely pretty.

Refactoring can pry panic’s fingers away from your poor, overburdened adrenal glands and restore your sanity. Not that it went missing, of course. Never that!

This talk will cover the two reasons why refactoring works as well as (or better than) whiskey, sky diving, and massages as therapy, explore a handful of effective strategies to ensure that the rubber meets the road, and contains gory before shots and slick after shots of ruby code that has served therapeutic purpose.

Tags: Emerging languages Mastery


The goal is to have people itching to go refactor something, to have some really good ideas about where and how to get started... and then go and actually do it.

Katrina OwenKatrina Owen

Katrina ran away from the circus and found her true home in the land of computers and code. She enjoys optimizing and automating, taking busywork away from smart people and putting it into code where it belongs. She is the problem solver you want on your side. She is driven by an inexplicable urge to refactor, appreciates a good steak, and admits to enjoying a nice stick fight.