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The Importance of Refactoring

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“If it’s not broken, don’t try to fix it” the old adage goes, but when it comes to software engineering at least, this is poor advice — at best.

Anyone who has worked more than a few years in software development knows that one of the hardest sells is convincing your boss to allow time for refactoring and cleaning up the code. On the surface it may seem like a reasonable stance — after all, no project asked for…

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