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The Knowledge In The Code

Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love legacy code

Hannah Hazi

Sunday 16th, 15:30 (Ferrier Hall)

A talk (25 minutes)

Legacy code. It's old, poorly documented, barely tested, a nightmare to work with. You've never met the people who wrote it, but if you did you'd have a thing or two to tell them! If you had the time, you'd love to re-write it all.

But what if I told you that there are gems hidden in your company's old code? That re-writing it from scratch would be a bad mistake?

This is the story of how I learned to love legacy code. And how you might, too!

  • The speaker suggested this session is suitable for new programmers.

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