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The Mikado Method by Ola Ellnestam and Daniel Brolund

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Chapter 7. Common restructuring patterns

This chapter covers

  • Patterns for drawing Mikado Graphs
  • Patterns for moving code around
  • Some tricks for changing code

Your Mikado Graphs will likely never be exactly the same, but often you’ll get the feeling that you’ve seen something similar before, or that you’re doing a chain of refactorings you’ve done previously. When you see such a form recurring or see yourself repeating almost the same thing you did last week, it’s possibly a pattern. We call them patterns because they’re more or less prepackaged solutions that can be applied to similar situations. With a little bit of mapping to your problem domain, patterns are good tools to have in your toolbox.

The patterns included in this book are ...

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