XTC: Refucktoring

Extreme Tuesday Club (XTC)
Extreme Tuesday Club (XTC)
Public group

The City Pride

28 Farringdon Lane EC1R 3AU · London

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XTC is usually held in the upstairs room of The City Pride. Ask the bar staff if you're having trouble finding us.

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Topic: Refucktoring
Presenter: Mayur Dave


Refucktoring is a portmanteau of refactoring and fuck. It is the act of refactoring code and making it worse. Many times developers feel the need to needlessly refactor perfectly functional code, sometimes even eliminating functionality. There is an old adage: “Don’t fix what isn’t broken”, and yet, so many of us in many walks of life fall prey to it.

Why can we not resist the urge to fix what is not broken? How can we minimise the negative effects? Join us to discuss this

We'll start with a small introductory talk for 5-10 mins. And then go over a few questions and discuss in small groups
Q1) Why do we do it / What are some examples?
Q2) What can we do to stop it?
Q3) What are some of the problems with our solutions?

About XTC

The eXtreme Tuesday Club (XTC) is London's oldest agile meetup, and has been meeting since 1999. Initially the meetup was focused on discussing Extreme Programming (XP), but it has expanded to include anything XP, agile, lean, or the larger context in which we do software development activities.

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