Addressing the broken window theory

Popularized by Pragmatic Programmer, this is a common piece of advice to guard against technical debt.

What to do about it - Boy Scout rule

As Martin Fowler & many have taught me, follow the boy scout rule

Make refactoring a part of your normal day to day workflow. Leave something cleaner than you found it, even if it’s just a little bit

to rely solely on planned refactoring is suboptimal. probably even detrimental

I have more notes on refactoring musings & strategies. Would highly recommend.

What is the broken window fallacy: