The pixie dust, the magic potions, the unicorns or rainbows.
All developer magic to make what was broken work again.
All creative ideas, ingenuity, random thoughts, the willingness to try something new.
All within the absence of patterns, factories, frameworks, guidelines and points.
But the very best magic, the magic that takes what was broken to working once again – is the magic that which leverages what is there, what is broken and makes it shine once more.