Refactoring Pro-Tip: Scanning Isn’t Just Fast Reading

Refactoring Pro-Tip: When I’m scanning, I’m not just reading fast, I’m feature-detecting, something the unconscious part of me is very good at doing, especially when the code helps. Part of the made, the making, and the maker as a guiding theme for me is the idea of "leaning in" to the strengths of my maker body and "leaning out" from its weaknesses. A trivial case: one reason TDD works so well for me is that the microtests give me a …

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