The Future of Refactoring 🌱

Adding a paid subscription plan, a community, and more.

TL;DR: I am leaving my job to work full-time on Refactoring, and I am adding a paid subscription plan! 🔥

I have been writing Refactoring for more than a year now, and I have loved every minute of it.

  • ✍️ I love to write about how to make great software together.

  • 📚 I love to research the best companies in the world and distill advice for the rest of us.

  • 💬 I love to chat with brilliant readers and learn more about their work.

This love also comes from getting your amazing feedback. Since last September this newsletter grew from 0 to 12K readers, and you have been saying incredible things about it:

"Refactoring articles are incredible 🔥 I've learned things about software leadership in the past few months FOR FREE that I hadn't learned throughout 5 years of University, 3 internships, and multiple attempts at building products with teams."

"Your content is awesome! I'm really impressed with the quality and I like the way you do the graphics."

"It's been such a pleasure reading your newsletters. I feel like it's putting my own growth on autopilot!"

"You're really doing some fantastic work. I'm not even being remotely kind here. FACT! Please keep up the quality."

So a few weeks ago I have decided to double-down on it, resign from my current job and work on Refactoring full-time 🚀

The mission of Refactoring is to help people make great software, together — and I will devote myself completely to it, starting with writing the very best engineering newsletter on the Internet.

What's changing?

I am adding a paid subscription plan starting two weeks from now. In two weeks, only paid members will get this newsletter weekly.

Free subscribers will continue to receive the same newsletter but only about once a month. If that's enough for you, feel free to stick with it!

The weekly editions will also be more in depth, with more insights and resources. Refactoring is going to be the best it's ever been.

Paid subscribers are also going to access, in a few weeks:

💬 Private community

A space like no others where we can dive deeper on topics, together.

Currently rolling out access in batches — the earlier you subscribe the earlier you will get an invite.

🎁 Exclusive Deals

Discounts and perks worth tens of thousands $ on selected engineering tools.

These will be exclusive to Refactoring subscribers and you won’t find them anywhere else. Can't wait to show you all the great tools who are joining the program.


To thank you for being an early supporter, if you subscribe in the next 48 hours you will get 33% off forever — just $100/year, or $10/month

Get 33% off forever


Why should I subscribe?

To become better at your job.

Whether you are a manager, a founder, or an engineer, think of this newsletter as your personal advice column.

Write me any time, send me your questions and I will research and write actionable advice based on two elements:

  • 🏃‍♂️ My own 10-years experience as a CTO and founder.

  • 📚 In-depth research and case studies from the best companies in the world.

Reading Refactoring should be like having a personal mentor. But for real cheap.

What will it cost?

$150 / year, or $15 / month.

My expectation is that you expense this. My pitch to you (or your manager) is that if this newsletter can help you make just one better decision each year, it’ll pay for itself. And if it doesn’t, you can cancel anytime.

The subscription also comes with a 30-days money-back guarantee. If you are unhappy about Refactoring within this time, you can cancel and get 100% refunded — no strings attached.

For those of you who can’t afford it, we can work something out. Just email me and let me know what’s up. I don’t want the price to be a financial burden on anyone.

When will this change happen?

The first subscriber-only post will begin in two weeks! 18 November.

That means one more free post next week, and then subscriber-only content begins. If you want to be sure you don’t miss anything, subscribe now and you’ll automatically get the new content.


🎁 If you subscribe in the next 48 hours you will get 33% off forever — just $100/year, or $10/month 🎁

Get 33% off forever


If you’ve found value in this newsletter or just want to support the work I am doing, consider subscribing. It would mean a lot to me.

Sincerely ❤️

Luca