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This course will be an amble through the world of refactoring using Eclipse.
We're offering it as a free course for the next few weeks in order to get some of your feedback. After that time we'll be charging, so please get your feedback is soon :)
Dave Sammut, who truly has a voice (and face) for radio, and Adam Shimali have teamed up to present an approach, with tips and tricks, to safe controlled refactoring.
The videos are best viewed as HD and please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.
Dave Sammut and Adam Shimali
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|Section 1: Introduction - Programming in the small|
For this lesson you'll need to install a recent version of the Eclipse IDE. We've used version 3.7.2. You can download it from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/.
The Eclipse classic version is just fine.
So that you can follow along with the videos please download the refactorking project from here.
Throughout the course we'll be emphasising the use of keyboard shortcuts for as much as possible in your daily usage of Eclipse.
We've tried to be careful to mention both standard and mac key combinations. Please let us know if you ever think it's unclear what keys we're using.
In this lesson we're going to have a look at some less than ideal methods and find out how to refactor them safely in a controlled manner.
Remember let's try to key our mouse usage to a minimum and really focus on being productive with the excellent tools at hand.
Dave Sammut & Adam Shimali
In this lesson we'll have a look at a couple of methods that are not clear in their intention.
In this video we're going to switch tack for a couple of minutes to have a look at some of the labour saving features in Eclipse.
Can we do better than string comparisons in the search for a DVD worth watching? In this lesson we'll safely refactor the offending methods and move them over to use a new Enum we'll create to replace the String genre parameter.
A better future through effective use of types - part two
|Section 2: Programming in the large|
The Eclipse project for this lesson can be downloaded from here.
The code for this lesson can be downloaded from here
I've been cooking up code, mainly java for a number of years on variuous projects of varying sizes.
I have a passion for communication that stems from my days doing a part time radio gig for beer money.
I am passionate about cooking up expressive code that communicates the business domain with mininal developer translation. Keeping the code and the business domain aligned requires one helping effective communication and one helping developer tool box. Without either of these the development process can be painful.
I teamed up with technologist Adam Shimali to put together lessons that we think will be helpful to developers who are not only happy with connecting the dots (just getting it to work) but rather crafting code that's expressive and representitive of the domain it's based on.
I'm an experienced freelance Java developer and have worked on web based projects at BSkyB, the BBC and others in the UK.
Over the past few years I've worked with crazy bloated Java web development stacks as well as nicer modern stacks like Grails (notice I did not say lean in case of Grails :) ). In the process I've come to the agree with the school of thought that puts developer productivity first.
With that in mind I'm on a mission to make sure other Java developers get the chance to get stuff done and deliver value by adopting my simple patent pending formula of "Keeping it Simple!".
I've teamed up with a friend and colleague Dave Sammut and hope to be releasing a couple of new courses in the next month or so.
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