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Brownfield Application Development in .NET by Kyle Baley, Donald Belcham

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Chapter 13. Keeping the momentum

This chapter covers

  • Balancing refactoring and new features
  • Knowing (and pushing) your team’s limitations
  • Fitting refactoring into the schedule
  • Moving to a culture of quality

It’s been quite a journey. You’ve worked your way through source control, automated tests, object-oriented concepts, user interfaces, and data access. For the final chapter, we’re going to set aside the code and circle back to some of the softer aspects of brownfield applications that we mentioned in chapter 1 and make sure you can keep the enthusiasm of your team high.

So, for the last time, let’s talk about pain.

13.1. Pain points

It may seem odd to talk about pain points when the chapter won’t be discussing utilities or concepts. ...

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