There has recently been a lot of noise on the lists, and questions at conferences, about putting refactoring “stories” on the backlog. This is invariably an inferior idea. Here’s why:
When our project begins, the code is clean. The field …
You can’t build the right product if you can’t build the product right.
I tweeted that this morning, in response to a Twitter-vibe that was flitting around. I’d like to follow it up here with a bit more meat.