Harry Potter and The Legacy Code Base (Ruby On Ales)

Harry Potter and The Legacy Code Base (Ruby OnĀ Ales)

It's your first day at Hogwarts.com, and everything is wonderful and thrilling. You dig in to classes, and soon find a dusty book with a cryptic warning:

"Do NOT on any circumstances make ANY change to this magic incantation without talking to Doug first!!!"

Sound familiar? Approaching a legacy code base can feel like unraveling a mystery, not just about the code, but about the personalities who wrote it. What tools and techniques can help you solve the maze of twisty code? Let's explore how to get a handle on legacy code, how to negotiate joining an existing team of developers, and how we can get a summa cum laude at graduation.

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Kerri Miller

March 08, 2014
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