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Tuesday, August 4 • 15:45 - 17:00
Rescuing legacy software from impending doom (Refactoring from the trenches) (Martin Cronje, Jacques De Vos) Popular

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Abstract:
Dealing with an ageing code base is one of the hardest challenges that software development teams face. Legacy code bases can slow teams to a crawl, and therefore it is critical to solve this on the road to agility.
Software rewrites fail at alarming rates! Refactoring - a safer approach - has emerged as the de-facto technique to tackle this challenge.
In this interactive session we will equip attendees with techniques and lessons to help them refactor more effectively. We will share our experience gained while working with various software teams, from start-ups to mid-sized, that attempted to rescue their legacy from impending doom.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Effectively justify the investment in refactoring legacy code to Product Owners.
  • When and how to apply different refactoring workflows on legacy code.
  • Practical tips to avoid common pitfalls when refactoring code.
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Speakers
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Martin Cronje

Founder and Developer Coach, nReality
Martin Cronje is a software developer who spends most of his time coaching software teams to help them master their craft. Over his 15 year career he has contributed to projects ranging from mobile, data analytics to high volume mission-critical systems in government and financia... Read More →
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Jacques de Vos

Founder, Developer and Coach, nReality
With more than 10 years of experience in leading development teams on cutting-edge software systems, Jacques is driven to build systems, teams and processes that not only address immediate project needs, but also enable clients to meet their strategic goals.Most of his experience... Read More →


Tuesday August 4, 2015 15:45 - 17:00
Chesapeake 7/8/9