Code refactoring is a crucial aspect of software development, but it often gets overlooked or delayed due to time constraints and prioritization of new features. However, taking the time to regularly refactor code can improve its maintainability, performance, and scalability, and make it easier for new team members to understand and work with.
The question is, when is the right time to refactor code? Should it be done incrementally as new features are added or should it be set aside as a dedicated project? What are the best practices for successful code refactoring? And how do we strike a balance between the immediate benefits of new features and the long-term benefits of a clean codebase?
Let's start a discussion on the topic of code refactoring and share our experiences, tips, and best practices. Let's see how we can all improve the quality of our code for the better.
Latest comments (2)
The right time to refactor code is when it becomes necessary. Pre-optimization contributes to many failures with software projects.
Accept that perfection is a vision, not a destination. If you care about your work, you'll always set out to create clean code that doesn't need to be refactored, but you can't predict the future. For example: I wrote very clean AngularJS for several years in the 2010s, but all of that code became tech debt once Angular shifted to TypeScript.
Indeed need to think on balance between the immediate benefits of new features and the long-term benefits of a clean codebase....