Refactoring Wisdom

I stumbled across this assessment of the “refactoring” process that contains a little pop-philosophy–enjoy:

“The test for Wiki refactoring is whether you end up happy in the end. Sociopaths will be happy that this test lets them do whatever they want, but no test can deter them from doing whatever they want anyhow. For the rest of us, the combination of liking an edit and being satisfied with the community’s response to it is as good a test as you’re going to get. Unlike the binary assertion of a unit test, the human test is full of gradations and mixed emotions. That’s how it is when dealing with social groups.

WikiRefactoringStories is great, bringing some of our Wiki wisdom up to date and extending the analogy (through reference to stories) in a very useful way.

About northerndom
Immersing myself into social media to see what survives, what thrives, and what perishes into the oblivion of the internet.

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