TITLE: Refactoring is Underrated AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: August 13, 2013 3:11 PM DESC: ----- BODY:
I think revision is hugely underrated. It is very seldom recognized as a place where the higher creativity can live, or where it can manifest. I think it was Yeats who said that literary revision was the only place in life where a man could truly improve himself.

-- William Gibson, The Art of Fiction No. 211
I find it a lot easier to come up with clean, simple designs when I have code in my hands to work with, rather than requirements. Even detailed requirements are abstract with respect to our programs. Code is the raw material. -----