What is code polishing…and why YOU should be doing it!

Greg L. Turnquist
5 min readJan 26, 2023

One of the most amazing things I’ve discovered since joining the Spring team…was their affinity for polishing code. In fact, at the 2014 GOTO conference, Rod Johnson mentioned Juergen Holler’s “unearthly commitment to code quality”.

What, exactly, is that? And by the end of this article, I hope you’ll realize not just WHAT this is…but why you should take up this mantle.

In its simplest incarnation “code polishing” is when you ensure that your entire code base has a consistent, equivalent, uniform nature…

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Greg L. Turnquist

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