Have a look at this Microsoft Research session entitled “Refactoring with Roslyn Circus Comes to Town,” made on July 19th. It is partly about Roslyn and also about code refactoring in general. Very interesting one … and pleasant to watch!
Mary Jo Foley reported her thoughts on it in a recent blog post as well. It seems Roslyn RTM won’t meet the VS 2012 schedule, but we should have some bits to play around with, hopefully within the next months.
I notice that the kings of refactoring in the .NET scene, the R# guys, are not there. Especially taking account that this morning I’ve done some heavy large scale refactoring with R# that saved my day, and free me some time to watch this session.
Almost a decade of development with .NET and still excited about what’s next … I like it!