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June 25, 2012 Tagged: refactoring oop patterns principles Comments (View) How much should I refactor? The Rails community has been abuzz with object-oriented programming, SOLID principles, laws, design patterns, and other principles, practices, and patterns. We’ve (re)discovered new tools and techniques to separate and reuse logic, making code easier to test, understand, and maintain. Now that we’ve learned about all these new tools, when do we use them? Going too far Applying design practices correctly takes a lot of practice, and when you first discover a hammer, everything looks like a nail. You can refactor every class ad-nauseum until each class obeys every letter of the SOLID principles, but that approach will hurt you: for one, not every class will ever see too much use or change, but for another, many of the abstractions advocated by those principles can hurt overa...

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