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Red-green-refactor cycle Keep Your Code Base Clean with Regular Refactoring

The Boy Scouts have a rule: “Leave the campground cleaner than you found it.” You should apply the same principle to your code. Regular refactoring prevents code rot by keeping the code base clean and easy to maintain. Refactoring activities can be added to the product backlog as user stories to make it a discipline.

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Dheerendra Mutharaju
Why You Need to Take Technical Debt into Account

Technical debt is a metaphor for the result of skipping design or the implementation steps in order to achieve a short-term goal. The next time you work with code, remember that changes may be more costly to make because of your prior decisions. You achieved something, but you incurred debt.

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Steve Berczuk