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Presentations Tagged: code smell

Sniffing Out Success: Identifying Smells and Anti-Patterns in Your Code

Duration: 60, 90 or 120 mins Level: 200 - Intermediate Keywords: anti-pattern, c-sharp, code smell, pattern

This presentation reviews some of the most common and dangerous code smells and anti-patterns supported by some debate about why they should be avoided. There are many examples and a lot of interactive discussion to help illustrate the virtues of identifying anti-patterns in our code and how to fix them. Learn cool new terms like… Read more »

Turning Water into Wine: Refactoring Rotten Code (Full Day Workshop)

Duration: 6-8 hrs Level: 100 - Beginner Keywords: anti-pattern, clean code, code smell, pattern, refactoring, tdd

I have stubborn code. There is this one code file that I need to change for almost every new feature, and I always run into merge conflicts with my team. In this project over here, there is a class that I haven’t touched in a year (I’m not sure it is even being used anymore)…. Read more »