Martin Fowler


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Martin Fowler (b. 1963) is a software engineer, Chief Scientist at ThoughtWorks, and an outspoken advocate for best practices in enterprise software design, particularly in regard to agile software development methodologies, including extreme programming. ...more

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Branching Patterns: Final Thoughts and Recommendations



Final post in “Branching Patterns”



As I said at the beginning of this long piece: branching is easy,
merging is harder. Branching is a powerful technique, but it makes me
think of goto statements, global variables, and locks for concurrency.
Powerful, easy to use, but easier to over-use, too often they become traps
for the unwary and inexperienced. Source code control systems can help to
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“Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.”
Martin Fowler

“I’m not a great programmer; I’m just a good programmer with great habits.”
Martin Fowler, Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code

“Whenever I have to think to understand what the code is doing, I ask myself if I can refactor the code to make that understanding more immediately apparent.”
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