Refactoring Library 🏛️
Discover the new learning tracks, and how to create your own growth path with the Refactoring content.
I started Refactoring in September 2020, so, as of today, I have been writing weekly articles for about 2.5 years.
At an average of 2000 words each, it means I have written ~260,000 words so far.
Considering that the average business book is ~50,000 words long, it’s like I am at my 5th book!
There are still an awful lot of things I want to write about (my backlog is ever-growing) but the reality is that, if you have some challenge at work, chances are I have already written about it in some fashion.
That’s why I created the Library.
The Library is a place where you can browse all the 130+ Refactoring articles in an organized structure that allows you to search for topics, and create your own learning journey.
Both teams and individuals are using it today in various ways:
🌱 Growth — support 1:1s, performance reviews, and personal goals with content for growth.
📚 Reference — use a trusted body of knowledge as a reference to drive excellence across the team.
🙋♀️ Get help — easy access expert community members for specific enquiries and collaboration.
I first launched it about a year ago, and since then I have been working continuously on it to make it better, based on your feedback.
The content library is wonderful. I’m finding something new to read every evening. Luca has done an excellent job curating content.
Jerry, Principal Software Engineer
Today I am announcing some big new features, and recapping the old ones!
If you prefer watching rather than reading, here they are in a convenient video, narrated by yours truly 👇
🎨 Learning Tracks
Refactoring content is organized into five main tracks. I try to balance them and not to write too much about the same things. This organization is now reflected in the Library.
Each track is further split into topics.
Topics are comprehensive of what a category should be about, so you can figure out if there are areas that you want to catch up on for growth.
You can save the topics that you want to study, and track your progress through them.
💾 Save Articles
Likewise, you can track all the articles you have read, or save them individually. You can use saved articles to remember your favorite ones, or just as a reading list.
Finally, we have incredible deals! You can check the available ones by clicking on the Deals item in the sidebar.
🔑 How to access
The Library is available to paid subscribers — all of them, individually — and companies, through discounted team plans.
Managers often buy team subscriptions to help their reports grow personally and professionally.
If you are an individual, you can ask your manager to buy a subscription for you or for your team.
If you are a manager, consider getting the discounted team plan 👇
You can probably expense this newsletter by using your learning, professional development, or training budget. Here is an email you can send to your manager for this.
Finally, if you are already a paid subscriber, just access the library with the instructions below 👇