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Professional Refactoring in Visual Basicby Danijel Arsenovski
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Professional Refactoring in Visual Basic
In this one-of-a-kind book, Microsoft MVP Danijel Arsenovski shows you how to utilize the power of refactoring to improve the design of your existing code and become more efficient and productive. He provides you with a hands-on approach so you'll quickly learn how to manage and modify your code with refactoring tools and features. You'll also discover how to perform unit testing, refactoring to patterns, and refactoring to upgrade legacy Visual Basic code.
As you progress through the chapters, you'll build a prototype application from scratch. You'll then utilize refactoring techniques to transform the code into a properly designed, enterprise-level application. Arsenovski walks you step-by-step through each process while offering expert coding tips. You'll then be able to apply this information to real situations that arise as a result of company expansion, policy changes, or similar business decisions.
What you will learn from this book
Who this book is for
This book is for intermediate to expert programmers, developers, or .NET software architects who are familiar with basic object-oriented concepts, Visual Basic, and the Visual Studio environment.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
In this one-of-a-kind book, Microsoft MVP Danijel Arsenovski shows you how to utilize the power of refactoring to improve the design of your existing code and become more efficient and productive. You?ll discover how to perform unit testing, refactoring to patterns, and refactoring to upgrade legacy Visual Basic code. As you progress through the chapters, you?ll build a prototype application from scratch as Arsenovski walks you step-by-step through each process while offering expert coding tips.
Professional Refactoring in Visual Basic is a hands-on approach to refactoring in Visual Basic. This book teaches advanced level programmers how to apply refactoring techniques in Visual Basic, taking into account the specifics of VB as a programming language. A prototype application dealing with a rental car business is built from scratch. The application is then refactored into a properly designed, enterprise level application, step by step, while explaining different code smells and refactoring transformations. Most of the outlined transformations are motivated by credible, real world scenarios that come up as a result of company expansion, change of policy, or similar business decisions. The text will also contain formal definitions of refactoring techniques, something that can be consulted as a reference in real world situations.
Topics covered include:
Assembling a Refactoring Toolkit
Application prototype details
Method Level Refactoring
Extract Domain Classes
Replacing Conditional Code with Polymorphism
Refactoring and Patterns
Refactoring Legacy VB Code
About the Author
Danijel Arsenovski is a software developer from Santiago, Chile. Currently, he works as Product and Solutions Architect at Excelsys S.A, designing Internet banking solutions for numerous clients in the region. He started experimenting with refactoring while overhauling a huge banking system, and he hasn’t lost interest in refactoring ever since. He pioneered the use of refactoring as a vehicle for a VB 6 code upgrade to VB .NET. Arsenovski is a contributing author for Visual Studio Magazine and Visual Systems Journal, holds a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) certification, and was named Visual Basic MVP in 2005.
You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can take a look at his blog at http://blog.vbrefactoring.com.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction to Refactoring.
Chapter 1: Refactoring: What’s All the Fuss About?
Chapter 2: A First Taste of Refactoring.
Chapter 3: Assembling a Refactoring Toolkit.
Chapter 4: Rent-a-Wheels Application Prototype.
Part II: Preliminary VB Refactorings.
Chapter 5: Chameleon
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