This chapter looks at the format of the refactorings in this book, the projects referenced in the refactorings, the maturity level of the refactorings, as well as a suggested study sequence for the catalog.
The format of each refactoring in this book mostly follows the format used by Martin Fowler in Refactoring [F], with a few of my own embellishments. Each refactoring generally has most, if not all, of the following parts.
• Name: The name is important for building up a vocabulary of refactorings. The refactorings in this book refer to numerous refactorings in Refactoring as well as refactorings in this book.
• Summary: Each refactoring in this book describes ...