Habit: Start Refactoring Safely

A Habit in the Insight Loop Change Series

Our promise once you successfully implement Start Refactoring Safely:

  • your team can review your code in minutes instead of a day
  • your team will know which code reviews require attention
  • you will introduce fewer bugs on the most common refactorings
  • you become more aware of the risks that lead to bugs
  • you will start building trust with managers and product owners that refactoring can be cheap and safe

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What Changes

Those results come from changing these key behaviors.

Shift: Reduce Risk

Apply a structured method to break a risky commit into a sequence of low risk commits.

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Shift: Make Risks Obvious

Apply a pattern of commit tags to indicate risk to yourself and the team.

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Shift: Increase Risk Sensitivity

Build on the commit tag pattern to highlight risks that are often missed.

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Shift: Increase Safety

Transition from relying on tests to provable refactoring.

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