During my day job, I had a case where I needed to use some pattern matching to do some type checking. If you don’t know, pattern matching in C# allows you to test the type of an object and perform some additional “magic” at the same time. While having the chance to play around with this feature some questions arose from my usage.
As a software developer, it’s important to know what tools are available to you. Tedious and repetitive tasks or large “one-off” time-consuming tasks can often be automated by third-party tooling. And yes – sometimes it’s even worth purchasing some of these tools with your own money. Specifically, when refactoring, we should have some knowledge of what refactoring tools are available to us.
Continuing my “Refactoring Legacy Monoliths” series – I want to go over a few tools that I’ve found super helpful and worth investing in.
To make this blog post more useful than a list of products, I’ll go through some high-level steps of a plan that you might also find helpful when tackling a major refactoring expedition on a large project, and highlight some of these tools along the way. 🙂
I really did make LINQ 6X faster! Even though the title is “click-bait-ish”… This was a little experiment to see if I could speed up LINQ queries by using the functional
pipe technique. By “piping” LINQ queries, we can avoid the inherent issue with LINQ whereby each query will issue a whole iteration over the collection. This optimization allows us to issue the equivalent of one iteration and pass each element through the entire method chain.