Legacy Code Retreat - Uncovering Better Ways of Dealing With Legacy Software By Doing it and Helping Others Do It!Howard Deiner
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In his book “Understanding the Four Rules of Simple Design”, Corey Haines lays out the basics for getting people together for a day and practice coding better. Unhappily, many of us have to deal with legacy code in our daily lives, and find ourselves frustrated when we try to make legacy code better. J. B. Rainsberger has started a variation on on Corey Haines’ code retreats, making them more practical for legacy code practitioners. I’d like to extend that pattern and have retreat for those of us who work legacy code in Java often.
We will learn and practice the classic Michael Feathers dance of
- Identify change points
- Find an inflection point
- Cover the inflection point (break external dependencies, break internal dependencies, write tests)
- Make changes
- Refactor the covered code.
By the end of the day, in addition to being tired and completely ready to put away our laptops forever, we will have gained valuable insights and practical experience with a topic no one likes to talk about - getting better working with legacy code!