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    03 JAN 2011

     ReFactoring: Kill Your Darlings

    In software design, when you find yourself feeling particularly proud of a neat little bit of design or code, stop and ask yourself how someone who didn't give birth to it will regard it. If it turns out to be overwrought or too slick for the need, you should probably kill your darling and replace it with an ordinary solution that others can actually use, and not just marvel at. Darlings are sometimes characterized as being "ever so clever." For an example, the phrase "ever so clever" is ever...
    Folksonomies: programming refactoring
    Folksonomies: programming refactoring
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    A good principle in software design, related to egoless programming, where developers don't get personally attached to their code, making it easier to cut for more elegant solutions