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When and why to clean up your code: now, later, never

You’ve got to meet your deadlines, you’ve got to fix the bug, you’ve got to ship the product. But you’ve also got to think about the future: every bug you introduce now will have to be fixed later, using up even more time. And all those deprecated APIs, out-of-date dependencies, and old ways of doing things really shouldn’t be there. So when do you clean up your code? Do you do it now? Later? Never? In this article I’ll go over a set of heuristics that will help you decide...


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Published By: The Testing Planet - Friday, 2 November