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The refactoring tools in NetBeans IDE are so good that they’ve replaced a huge amount of what I used to do with the editor. Using them is not an occasional thing for me.

—James Gosling,founder of Java

CHAPTER 6

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Analysis and Refactoring

NetBeans IDE has out-of-the-box tools for refactoring Java code. The term “refactoring” refers to the process of renaming and rearranging code without changing what the code does.

Over the years of its existence, code can become messy and, while it may work as expected, it may not be well structured. This is ...

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