What is Refactoring? Definition and FAQs.

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What is Refactoring?

Refactoring is the process in which the development team restructures the body of an underlying code or makes some changes in the internal structure of the software to enhance the overall functionality and performance of the product.

Refactoring is generally done without the knowledge of the end-user.

Why is Refactoring conducted?

Refactoring is mostly done to ensure that the development team is able to work on the code without any difficulties. 

Code refactoring enables the development team to enhance its readability and also makes it less complex. This makes the maintenance much easier and makes the internal structure of the software much more adaptable to newer innovations.


Q: What is Refactoring in Agile?

A: Refactoring in agile refers to improving the internal structure of a program without changing its external characteristics. Refactoring enables the developers to remove complexity from the code and is generally done in small increments only.

Q: When should Refactoring be done?

A: Refactoring may prove to be beneficial in a variety of situations such as rolling out major upgrades, fixing bugs, or making the code more readable. Other than this, refactoring can also be used when a business is in technical debt.

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